Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro
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'Huge excitement' for Pope visit

There was "huge excitement" for Pope Francis as he toured the streets of Rio de Janeiro, the BBC's Julia Carneiro reports.

There was "huge excitement" for Pope Francis as he toured the streets of Rio de Janeiro in his open-air Popemobile.

The BBC's Julia Carneiro said that screams and cheering greeted the pontiff on his first appearance in Brazil.

The trip is his first visit abroad since becoming head of the Catholic Church.