In the city for the World Youth Day in July 2013, Pope Francis was warmly welcomed by the cariocas in his first international trip.

Catholics from the entire country - specially the younger ones - came to Rio de Janeiro to be part of WYD and see the Pope. The city was crowded and had a good peaceful spirit. Copacabana beach had a huge stage where Pope prayed a couple of times for a big public. 

Very friendly and smiling, he used the Popemobile several times to be near the people during the five days he spent in Rio.