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Pope Francis Takes to the Streets of Copacabana

Tracy Lee | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion
Tracy Lee

Chanting "Papa Francisco" to the rhythm of bossa nova music, pilgrims from all over the world packed the glitzy Copacabana beachfront in the rain and unusually cold Rio weather Thursday night, to welcome history's first Latin American pope for World Youth Day.

Pope Francis Plans Visit To Slum In Rio

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will visit one of Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, during his weeklong visit to Brazil for World Youth Day, his first ...