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Pope to visit world's largest Marian shrine at Aparecida during WYD trip to Brazil


But also, Aparecida has another special meaning for Pope Francis. In 2007, as archbishop of Buenos Aires, he led the group that drafted the declaration of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Aparecida Document is considered today as an indispensable point of reference for the Church in Latin America.

The Vatican will release the full details of his visit and his itinerary for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on May 7.

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