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Pope arrives to Copacabana to lead Way of the Cross ceremony

Pope ;Francis was surrounded by thousands of youths, who welcomed him with loud ;cheers, as he made his way through the streets surrounding Brazils ;Copacabana beach. ;

After blessing a few children, the Pope got out of the popemobile, to bless sick pilgrims, who were anxiously waiting for his arrival. ; The Pope then walked towards a St. Francis of Assisi statue, praying before it, blessing it and placing a white dove on it.