Huge crowds on Copacabana beach to greet Pope

Pope Francis was greeted by massive crowds as he arrived in an open-sided Popemobile for a welcoming ceremony on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Crowds are reflected on the windows of a hotel as they await the arrival of Pope Francis on Copacabana beach. Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis greets Catholic pilgrims during his arrival at Copacabana beach. Credit: Reuters

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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.