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Pope to visit Brazil slum in support of poor

Leader of Catholic Church to meet residents in Rio de Janeiro, saying church needs to get closer to the poor.

Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 08:32
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Pope Francis is continuing his trip in Brazil.
 
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church plans to visit a slum in Rio de Janeiro, saying the church needs to get closer to the poorest in society.
 
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo. 

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