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Pope Francis Blesses Brazil with First Foreign Trip

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Tourists pose for a photo in front of a Pope Francis sand sculpture at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. Pope Francis will spend a week in Rio de Janeiro to preside over the Catholic Church's 28th World Day of Youth, a gathering sometimes dubbed a "Catholic Woodstock" that occurs in a different city every two years. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) - RTX11UEM

In Brazil, Pope Francis is starting his first foreign trip as leader of the Catholic Church.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

Pope Francis is an outspoken champion of social justice causes.

And Brazil has been overrun in recent weeks by countless social protests.

They range from government corruption to police brutality.

The World's Carol Hills talks with Ana Pereira, a journalist in Rio de Janeiro about the Pope's visit.

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