Pope Francis in Rio: millions gather on Copacabana beach to celebrate Mass

The Telegraph [UK] 28 July 2013



Picture: AP Photo/Felipe Dana


The vigil drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful, higher than the 1 million at the last World Youth Day vigil in Madrid in 2011, and far more than the 650,000 at Toronto’s 2002 vigil.