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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Christ the Redeemer pictured ahead of Pope's visit

The moon and Christ the Redeemer statue pictured ahead the visit of Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Reuters

The night before Pope Francis will make his first international trip to Brazil, the iconic stature of Christ the Redeemer has been pictured before a huge full moon.

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