Pope Francis has arrived at a shrine in Brazil's Sao Paulo state to hold the first public Mass of his Latin America tour.
Thousands packed into the Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, whom Catholics venerate as the patroness of Brazil.
The pontiff, eager to appear more hands-on with the public than his predecessors, greeted a young member of the crowd with a kiss.
Pope Francis drew an estimated three million faithful to Copacabana Beach to give one of the most important speeches of his pontificate.
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