Up to three million worshippers greeted Pope Francis today for his closing Mass on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
As people jogged alongside his open-sided car, the pontiff paused to bless an emotional boy who was lifted up to greet him.
He then gave Mass in front of worshippers, many of whom had stayed overnight on the beach to see him.
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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