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Rio still on Pope's mind at Angelus

Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 00:48

Aug. 4 - Pope Francis holds first Sunday Angelus prayer since returning from Brazil. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Nearly a week after his return from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and young people were still in Pope Francis's thoughts as he conducted Angelus in St. Peter's Square on Sunday. The weekly prayer marked Francis's first public appearance since he returned to Rome on Monday from Rio, where he took part in the Catholic Youth Day celebrations. "There are so many young people in the square today, it seems like Rio de Janeiro!" the pope told the excited crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square. The pope expressed his gratitude to everyone taking part and organizing the Brazilian trip but stressed that the enthusiasm should not be limited to the event itself. To the sound of loud cheers the pope thanked the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square under the sweltering Roman heat and temperatures of nearly 40 degrees Celsius. In addition to his now trademark "good Sunday and good lunch" greeting the pope also wished the pilgrims a "good month of August".

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Rio still on Pope's mind at Angelus

Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 00:48