Video News: Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil
Rome Reports, 22 July
After a 12 hour flight, Pope Francis has officially landed in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013.
Upon his arrival, the Pope was greeted by a cheering and singing crowd, in true Brazilian style. The welcoming ceremony also included full military honours.
Two children welcomed the Pope with a bouquet of flowers. Afterward, he was greeted by a delegation that included Brazilian President Dilma Roussef, the Archbishop of Rio, Orani João Tempesta, Papal nuncio Giovanni D'Aniello and the Archbishop of Aparecida, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis.
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