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

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  • 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
  • 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

An estimated throng of 1 million young pilgrims braved cold rains to watch Pope Francis kick off his first World Youth Day event on Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Copacabana Beach. Marking its 14th year, the international, five-day Catholic festival focuses on religious faith and youth. Keep reading for a look at the first Latin American pope’s historic visit to Brazil, the world’s largest Catholic country. –Patrice Peck

(Photo: AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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