After celebrating Mass with bishops, priests and seminarians in Rios Sao Sebastiao Cathedral, the Pope stopped to greet the thousands of people who gathered around him. As usual, he took the time to personally speak to some of them.
Outside the cathedral, a red carpet was prepared for the Pope, as he was saluted by guards. Then, on his popemobile, the Pontiff made his way to his next appointment at Rio's Municipal Theater. Along the way, he was followed by great crowds, and often stopped to personally bless some children.