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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Huge crowds turn out to welcome Pope Francis to Rio

Pope Francis toured downtown Rio de Janeiro in his popemobile as frenzied crowds swarmed through the streets, jostling to catch a glimpse of the pontiff.

Crowds greet Pope Francis in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Reuters

Mobs of people screamed wildly as the Pope waved and smiled, and some ran along the streets trying to keep up with his procession.

Pope Francis greets the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Reuters

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