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Pope Francis arrives for the prayer vigil on Copacabana Beach (AP)

Holy Father tells pilgrims: ‘You are Christ’s athletes!’

Young pilgrims take part in the prayer vigil on Copacabana Beach (AP)

Three million young people join in prayer vigil with Holy Father

Pope Francis greets bishops in Rio (AP)

Francis asks: ‘Are we still a Church capable of warming hearts?’

A bishop watches a video on his tablet as he waits for the Pope to arrive (AP)

Pontiff says: ‘We need a Church capable of walking at people’s side’

Francis speaks to Brazilian leaders in Rio's Municipal Theatre (AP)

Pontiff says when leaders ask his advice he replies: ‘Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rio cathedral (CNS)

‘Have the courage to go against the tide,’ Pontiff urges priests, religious and seminarians

The Pope preaches at a Mass for clergy, religious and seminarians (AP)

Pope says those on the margins are ‘VIPs invited to the table of the Lord’

A dramatisation of the Way of the Cross in Rio last night  (AP)

We can place all our trust in God’s love, says Pope

Francis arrives at  Quinta da Boa Vista park to hear Confessions (CNS)

Holy Father also hears young pilgrims’ Confessions on busy Friday

Pilgrims carry the cross during last night's Via Crucis (AP)

Pontiff asks young people to reflect on three questions about the Cross