Tens of thousands of cheering faithful greeted Pope Francis July 22 on his arrival in Brazil for a weeklong visit.
Thousands of young pilgrims gather on Copacabana Beach for a World Youth Day Mass in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2013.
People light candles at the Basilica of the Virgin of Aparecida, Brazil's patron saint, in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, July 23, 2013.
Pope Francis greets the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013.
Youth from France, Venezuela and Canada who are in Brazil for World Youth Day events sing songs as they ride in a train that travels to Corcovado mountain where the statue Christ the Redeemer stands over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2013.