It was Pope Francis’ first apostolic journey where he met with the young people in Copacabana for the Via Crucis, and in Campus Fidei for the Vigil and for Mass at the conclusion of WYD.
Among other stops were a slum area in Rio de Janiero, a Rio prison, and the opening of a new complex for drug addicts at St Francis of Assisi Hospital, one of the social legacies of World Youth Day.
The Pope cannot miss a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, where in 2007 the Fifth General Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Bishops (CELAM) took place. Pope Francis gave, as a gift, the important and significant Document of Aparecida, issued by this General Conference to Heads of Latin American States who have visited him in recent weeks.
The following links will give a glimpse of the events and news of what happened.