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Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai

Francis recognises ‘great effort’ made by the Local Organising Committee in Rio

Now we need a canonical solution to the issue of second unions

WYD 2013 has inspired youngsters from around the world

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

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

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

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

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

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