World Youth Day 2013: The Pope Sets History and Embraces Favelas in Brazil

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  • Above It All
  • A Day of Faith for the Youth
  • Going to the "Gaza Strip"
  • Confessions in the Park
  • Hometown Glory
  • Calling All Young People
  • Reflecting the Faithul
  • Rain or Shine
  • Represent Your Country
  • Performing for the Pope
  • A Cross to Bear
  • Here Comes the Pope
  • "You Are Not Alone"
  • A Young Pilgrim

Going to the "Gaza Strip"

The pope’s visit to the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro raised many eyebrows, considering that the favela’s violent history earned it the local nickname "The Gaza Strip."

(Photo: AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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