Pope Francis arrives in Brazil in first international visit

The Papal plane left Rome this morning. Credit: Reuters

Pope Francis has arrived in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, making his first trip abroad since he was elected in March as the first non-European pontiff in thirteen centuries.

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Pope ends historic Brazil tour

Pope Francis has left Brazil with Rio still pulsating with excitement after an historic beachfront Mass for more than 3 million people in which he challenged young people to build a new world based on tolerance and love.