The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Slum trip, mass youth meeting await pope in Rio

Pope Francis points to the sky as he greets pilgrims who attended the Mass under the rain from outside Aparecida Basilica in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday. Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to the tiny town halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he is to celebrate the first public Mass of his trip in a massive basilica dedicated to the nation's patron saint.