Pope Francis braved the elements to deliver a speech during the Catholic Church's World Day of Youth at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Pope Francis is on the fourth day of his week-long visit for World Youth Day which has seen regular downpours.
The non-stop rain forced the Vatican to relocate a Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate on Sunday from a rural countryside west of Rio de Janeiro to Copacabana beach when the fields turned to mud.
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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