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.
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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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.