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Pope World Youth Day

LOOK: Pope Puckers Up: Pontiff Blesses Babies

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis beams as he blesses babies and children with a loving kiss on the tops of their tiny heads, though the little ones have more mixed reacti...

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 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.

Nuns Go Wild For Pope Francis

Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Anyone doubting the star power of Pope Francis, take note: He makes even grown nuns go wild. About 40 nuns lost their compos...

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 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 * ...


AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is forgoing the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to Brazil for the Catholic Church's youth festival, fur...

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 ...

Pope, At World Youth Day, Laments Hedonism, Greedy Economy

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI lamented the "superficiality, consumerism and hedonism" of contempo...

WATCH: Pope Arrives At World Youth Day In Madrid

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

Footage of Pope Benedict XVI arriving in Madrid for this week's World Youth Day festivities. Click over to our World Youth Day photo gallery for more ...