Pope's address at World Youth Day

 
 
 
  • Pope Francis 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. (AFP)
  • Pope Francis kisses an image of Our Lady of Aparecida at the end of the welcoming ceremony. (AFP)
  • Faithfuls attend the welcoming ceremony offered by the youth to Pope Francis for the World Youth Day ceremonies. (AFP)
  • Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of the welcoming ceremony. (AFP)
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  • The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff arrived in Brazil mainly for the huge five-day Catholic gathering World Youth Day. (AFP)