Pope Francis Arrives in Rio Today: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Marking his first major international trip since becoming pontiff on March 13th, Pope Francis will arrive in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, July 22nd for the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD), a six-day event organized by the Catholic Church expected to draw 2.5 million pilgrims to the city.

Before leaving Rome, during his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis addressed the groups gathered in St. Peter’s Square . . .

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