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Thursday 17 April 2014

Two sides to Pope Francis visit to Rio de Janeiro

A woman walks past a sand sculpture of Pope Francis on Copacabana Beach before the start of opening ceremonies for World Youth Day celebrations on July 23, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join Pope Francis for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. Pope Francis will deliver his welcome address to the celebrations on July 25 as World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A woman walks past a sand sculpture of Pope Francis on Copacabana Beach before the start of opening ceremonies for World Youth Day celebrations on July 23, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join Pope Francis for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations. Pope Francis will deliver his welcome address to the celebrations on July 25 as World Youth Day runs July 23-28. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)