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A pilgrim with a rosary wrapped around her hand prays during the World Youth Day closing Mass on Copacabana beach (Photo: CNS)

WYD 2013 has inspired youngsters from around the world

People crowd a sport hall set up for the funeral service of some of the victims of Sunday's bus crash, in Pozzuoli, near Naples (Photo: PA)

Victims were returning to Naples after three-day pilgrimage to Catholic shrines

The Pope answered questions on the Vatican Bank, women priests and the “gay lobby”

Pope Francis addresses journalists on his flight from Rio de Janeiro (Photo: CNS)

The Holy Father is challenging the defensiveness that has so harmed the Church’s mission

Three million people attend World Youth Day closing Mass on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Pilgrims descended on Copacabana Beach to hear the Pope urge them to reach out to those on “the fringes of society”

Pope Francis listens to a question from a journalist on his flight heading back to Rome from Rio on Monday (CNS)

Pope Francis holds surprise press conference on flight home from World Youth Day in Rio

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

A choir sings as pilgrims prepare for the World Youth Day closing Mass  (Photo: CNS)

Putting down my camera phone allowed me to share a truly special moment with Pope Francis and my fellow volunteers

Pilgrims walk along Copacabana Beach on the last day of World Youth Day (AP)

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