Pope Francis Traveling to Brazil for World Youth Day

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Pope Francis leaves next week on his first major international trip. He’ll travel to Brazil—home to the world’s largest Catholic population—to celebrate World Youth Day.

The Pope will pray at the national shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, the largest shrine in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. He’ll also lead the Stations of the Cross on the famous Copacabana beach and visit a slum in Rio de Janeiro.