Sunbathers and nuns sat side-by-side jana on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana beach, as more than a million people gather for an evening vigil Mass that will be said by Pope Francis.
The Argentinian Pontiff- who is due to return to Rome tomorrow- arrived at the beach tonight to celebrate World Youth Day in his Popemobile. He made his way through the crowds, waving to his followers before reaching the grand altar where he will say Mass.
Pilgrims and locals set up tents and sleeping bags by the sea, to witness the service.
After receiving a shirt from one of Rio’s beloved football teams from the legendary Zico and visiting one of the city’s most violent slums, Pope Francis today immersed himself further in Brazilian culture as he modelled a local tribesman’s feather headdress.
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