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.

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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.

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