Pope Francis was mobbed as he was driven through Rio
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Crowds halt Pope's progress on Brazil visit

22 July 2013 Last updated at 23:01 BST

Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil on his first trip abroad since becoming head of the Catholic Church in March.

The first Latin American Pope touched down at Rio de Janeiro airport on Monday afternoon and was greeted by President Dilma Rousseff.

The Argentina-born pontiff has travelled to Brazil to attend the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival.

Wyre Davies reports.