Pilgrims flock to Brazil to greet pope

Tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the Catholic world have come to Rio de Janeiro to meet Pope Francis.

    Tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the Catholic world have come to Rio de Janeiro to meet Pope Francis.

    The pontiff is expected to focus on the needs of the poor during his visit to Brazil, his first international trip since becoming the head of the Church. 

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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