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A Polish group celebrates the announcement in Rio today (AP)

Polish city is Blessed John Paul II’s former episcopal see

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach (AP)

‘We are sent together,’ Pontiff tells three million young people on Copacabana Beach

A pilgrim prays in the early morning after the vigil (AP)

Miguel Cullen writes about his Saturday night spent on Copacabana Beach.

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

Pope Francis tells the youth that he is counting on them to ‘make disciples of all nations.’

Pilgrims pack Copacabana beach for World Youth Day's closing Mass (AP)

More than three million pilgrims attend papal Mass

Protesters scuffle with police at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Despite the political protests in Rio one cannot escape the atmosphere of joy and holiness

Pope Francis arrives for the vigil at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Holy Father stresses need for ‘prayer, sacraments and helping others’

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?’