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Two million join pope on Brazil beach

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 - 00:41

July 28 - Pope Francis urges Brazil's youth to seek change and fight apathy while speaking to an estimated two million people at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pope Francis on Saturday (July 27) encouraged Brazil's young people, who have protested against corruption in their country, to continue their efforts to change society by fighting apathy and offering "a Christian response." The 76-year-old pope spoke to a crowd estimated by the Vatican to be more than two million people on Rio's famed Copacabana beach for an evening rally where he also urged young people to shun fleeting fads and be "athletes of Christ." Pope Francis, nearly concluding his first overseas trip, received yet another rapturous welcome when he arrived at the crescent-shaped beach. He stopped his popemobile several times to kiss babies and adorned himself with a Mexican sombrero passed up to him by someone in the sea of well-wishers. Most participants planned to spend the night on the sand and adjacent pavement to hold their places for Sunday's (July 28) closing Mass on the same spot, making the place a giant campsite.

Two million join pope on Brazil beach

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 - 00:41

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