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The Pope's Visit To Brazil Marked By Large Crowds

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/25/2013   Thursday, Pope Francis continues his visit in Brazil with a trip to Rio de Janeiro to meet the poor.   He's also presiding over the welcoming ceremony for World Youth Day, a weeklong festival for young Catholics.    This comes as security for his visit has been heightened amid concerns for his safety.   But as Andrew Spencer explains, this has not stopped the Pope from reaching out to the large crowds hoping to get a glimpse of the man known as the people's pope.   Security for Pope Francis' visit went from medium to high risk after the silver Fiat hatchback he was riding in was swarmed by a crowd of well wishers on Monday.   A Brazilian federal officials tells CNN the Pope instructed his drivers hot to avoid crowds.   That 'staying close to the people' mantra echoed when the Pontiff walked to a hospital that treats drug addicts, people he calls today's lepers.   He even hugged a man who shared his experience trying to overcome addiction.   The Pope held mass in the town of Aparecida, named for Brazil's patrson saint, also known as the Black Virgin Mary.   During mass, he called on the faithful to find hope in God.   After his message, he greeted the more than 200,000 pilgrims who waited in the cold.   With hundreds of thousands of people participating in the World Youth Day Festival and the Pope appearing there later Thursday on famed Copacabana Beach, federal authorities are now taking a larger role in the Pope's security, keeping the man these people cherish, safe.   The Pope has also announced he will return to Brazil in 2017 for the 300th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Aparecida to Three Fishermen.
   
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