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Pope Francis Visits Rio Slums

Will greet faithful at Copacabana

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Pope Francis has visited a poor neighbourhood of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

The Pope addressed residents of the community of Varginha in the latest stop of his visit to Brazil, the first foreign trip of his papacy.

He blessed the new altar at a tiny church and hugged and kissed locals who crowded around him.

On the fourth day of his visit to Brazil, he will also greet the faithful at the World Youth Day in Copacabana.