Small explosive found near site of Pope visit

Brazilian police have found a small homemade explosive in a parking garage near a Catholic sanctuary in Aparecida where Pope Francis is due to visit later this week, according to state news services.

The explosive, made with a plastic pipe wrapped in tape, was safely detonated by a police bomb squad.

It is unclear whether the device was related to the Pope's visit.


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.