Pope looks forward to 'wonderful week in Rio'

Pope Francis has said he is looking forward to spending a "wonderful week" in Rio, having touched down in Brazil for his first international visit a few hours ago.


Today we begin a wonderful week in Rio; may it be a time to deepen our friendship in Jesus Christ.


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.