Pope draws 3 million worshippers to Copacabana Mass

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.

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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.