Friday 21 November 2014

Pope celebrates mass at Copacabana beach

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Pope Francis (top L) watches as people perform during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (top L) watches as people perform during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Faithfuls attend the welcoming ceremony offered by the youth to Pope Francis for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (L) speaks during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis is pictured during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Faithfuls attend the welcoming ceremony offered by the youth to Pope Francis for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (L) is pictured during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (C) speaks during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis is pictured during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: People watch a video screen as Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Pope Francis is pictured on the stage at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis is seen on a screen during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: People watch a video screen as Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Pope Francis watches as people perform during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: A taxi driver assesses the scene as people crowd the streets blocking traffic following Pope Francis' Mass on Copacabana Beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: People gather in the rain as Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: People watch as Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Pope Francis watches as people perform during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis watches as people perform during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis addresses the young people at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the World Youth Day on July 25, 2013. The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff arrived in Brazil mainly for the huge five-day Catholic gathering World Youth Day. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (STEFANO RELLANDINI/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Copacabana beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at Copacabana beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the Pope for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Demonstrators look at a police officer during a protest against the governor of Rio de Janeiro's State, Sergio Cabral, near his house in Rio, as Pope Francis attends the welcoming ceremony offered by the youths to him at Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day ceremonies, on July 25, 2013. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (TASSO MARCELO/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: Pope Francis arrives for celebrate Mass at Copacabana beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 25: Pope Francis arrives for celebrate Mass at Copacabana beach on July 25, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile (C) at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of the stage mounted at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront taken on July 25, 2013 during the welcoming ceremony by the youth for Pope Francis for the World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of the stage mounted at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront taken on July 25, 2013 during the welcoming ceremony by the youth for Pope Francis for the World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis applauds on the stage at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 during the welcoming ceremony offered to him by the youth for the World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis waves as he arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis waves as he arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis arrives on the popemobile at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for his welcome to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of young people gather at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for the welcoming of Pope Francis to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of young people gather at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for the welcoming of Pope Francis to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of young people gather at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for the welcoming of Pope Francis to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of young people gather at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for the welcoming of Pope Francis to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
People watch from their beachfront flats as thousands of young people gather at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beach on July 25, 2013 for the welcoming of Pope Francis to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of young people gather at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beachfront on July 25, 2013 for the welcoming of Pope Francis to World Youth Day ceremonies. On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil and borne along by adoring crowds, Pope Francis waded into the country's ramshackle slums and onto the front line of its fierce national battle over poverty and corruption, before going to the much wealthier district of Copacabana for his welcome by the youth. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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