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Pope Francis as he addresses World Youth Day pilgrims on Copacabana beach (CNS)

Pope Francis challenges World Youth Day pilgrims to focus on Christ during his first address

Pope Francis with Rio police: the battke against drugs is a huge burden on authorities (AP Photo)

No Catholic should contradict the Pope, but drug legalisation would save lives

Rio Archbishop Tempesta preaches at the foot of Christ the Redeemer (CNS)

Within the next two decades Brazil may no longer be a Catholic-majority nation

The Pope addresses young people on Copacabana Beach (AP)

‘Faith accomplishes a revolution in us,’ Holy Father tells pilgrims

Pope greets young pilgrims at vast gathering in Rio

It has rained heavily in Rio since the Pope arrived on Monday (AP)

Closing vigil and Mass will now take place on Copacabana Beach

Pope Francis waves an Argentine flag outside Rio cathedral (AP)

Pontiff urges youngsters to resist exclusion from society

Pope Francis waves to residents of the Varginha slum (AP)

Holy Father says: ‘You are not alone, the Church is with you, the Pope is with you’

Residents of Varginha welcome the Pope's arrival (AP)

‘Never tire of working for a more just world,” says Pontiff

Pope Francis offers words of comfort and issues challenge to drug users at St Francis of Assisi hospital