Pope Francis has used his official twitter account to speak to his followers and tweeted “thank you to all of you and to all the authorities for a magnificent welcome in Rio.”
Yesterday, after he arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to preside over the World Youth Day, he tweeted: “Today we begin a wonderful week in Rio; may it be a time to deepen our friendship in Jesus Christ.”
Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on his first trip overseas since being appointed pontiff and was swarmed by well-wishers as he drove into Rio de Janeiro. More than one million people were expected to line the streets to see the first Latin American to head the Roman Catholic Church.
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