Our photos from last evening’s WYD welcome

Pilgrims react as Pope Francis arrives for the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pilgrims react as Pope Francis arrives for the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

On a stormy night in Rio de Janeiro, Vatican officials said 1 million people crowded onto Copacabana beach to welcome Pope Francis to World Youth Day. Stories: http://bit.ly/19ml3mN and http://bit.ly/11jlGsv

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