Pope Francis kisses the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida presented to him by Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida at the basilica and national shrine dedicated to her in Brazil July 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis points to a crucifix as he greets the crowd after celebrating Mass at Brazil’s Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 24. During his visit, the pope entrusted World Youth Day to Mary’s maternal protection, but also challenged parents, priests and other adult Catholics to give the young people things that the world, with all its wealth, cannot: faith and values. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Some CNS photos of Pope Francis today at Brazil’s Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida.