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Top 10 Reasons Pope Francis Earns a 10 for His Visit to Brazil

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Regardless of record-breaking attendance, that the first Latin American pope made his maiden international trip to Brazil, home to the largest, but rapidly declining Catholic population on earth, is in itself of monumental significance.

Pope Draws Millions For Brazil Vigil

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful to Rio's Copacabana beach on Saturday for the final ...

Pope Calls For Protection Of The Amazon

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 07.27.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis took on the defense of the Amazon and the environment near the end of his weeklong trip to Brazil, as he donned a color...

How Much Do We Love This???

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis has delighted a crowd in Rio de Janeiro by donning a colorful Indian headdress handed to him by a member of a Braz...

What Does Pope Francis Mean By 'Shake Up The Church'

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA and MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the thick of his historic visit to Brazil this week, Pope Francis urged young Catholics to make a "mess" in their dioceses a...

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.

Rio Brings In Army To Protect Pope

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities say 7,000 soldiers will join thousands of police on Rio de Janeiro's streets to help protect Pope Francis...

Pope Francis Aides Can't Keep Up With His 'Killer Pace'

AP | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis' killer pace is wearing out his aides. The 76-year-old Argentine Jesuit, who lost most of one lung following an infect...

Crowd Braves Cold Rain For Pope's First Public Mass

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

APARECIDA, Brazil — Pope Francis made an emotional plea Wednesday for Roman Catholics to shun materialism in the first public Mass of his initia...

Is The Pope Safe?

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and Bradley Brooks | Posted 07.24.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis' decision to shun a major security detail for his visit to Brazil exemplifies his view of what the Roman Catholic...

Pope Francis Delighted By Enthusiastic Mob, Despite Security Risks

USA Today | David Agren | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) Pope Francis spent Tuesday (July 23) resting following his arrival here in his first international trip as pope during which his ...

'Kiss-In' And 'Slut Walk' Planned To Welcome Pope

Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

The streets of Brazil were filled with protestors last month as young people took to the streets to demand upgrades to public transport, health, and e...

Pope's Wrong Turn Leads To Mob Scene

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday took place because his driver made a wrong turn, church ...

LOOK: World Youth Day 2013 In Brazil

Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion

See photos of World Youth Day 2013 celebrations and devotions here: ...

'Young People This Moment Are In Crisis,' Says Pope Francis

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — A wrong turn sent a humble Fiat carrying Pope Francis into the thick of a frenzied Rio crowd Monday, in his first minutes back ...

No Porters For This Pope

Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

The Pope is off to Rio for World Youth Day, his first trip abroad as pontiff. However, he doesn't seem to be letting the much-anticipated trip go to h...

See What 15 Letters To The Pope Can Do

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion

Has the Pope shifted his focus from cars to cycles? Pope Francis greeted Brazilian bicyclist Leandro Martins at his residence on Thursday July 18. ...

Pope's Visit Hopes To Strengthen Brazil's Flagging Church

Reuters | Paulo Prada and Esteban Israel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

* Francis arrives Monday for weeklong World Youth Day events * 22,000 additional soldiers, police to beef up security * ...