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Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach during WYD (AP)

Francis writes message to people joining in the Brazilian Catholic Church’s celebration of Family Week

Pope Francis steps off a plane after returning to Rome on Monday (CNS)

Pope back in Rome after Brazil visit

As Pope Francis boarded a helicopter to meet World Youth Day volunteers in Rio, he made the sign of the Cross and then a heart to the delight of the watching crowd

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope address staff and patients at Rio hosptial

Pope Francis at the Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: CNS)

Pope gives speech at the Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro where he was welcomed by the President of Brazil

Pope Francis blesses the faithful at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis (AP)

Trip to Brazil will be “a bit of an adventure,” says Vatican

Pope Francis will use a car similar to this one in Rio (AP)

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A baby giraffe (PA)

Father Adolfo Nicolas addresses thousands at Magis event

A protester in Brazil holds a poster reading: 'We are many, we don't forget, we don't forgive, we wait' (AP)

Bishops’ conference expresses its ‘solidarity and support’ for protesters