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Latin America welcomes its first Pope with fervour: “I neither bring gold nor silver”

Today, a horde of Brazilian pilgrims and from almost all Latin American’s countries has welcomed warmly Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro, in the same continent where he is native from.

Catholic people have assembled downtown the city to receive the pontiff, who added on his schedule a ride on the Popemobile nearby the Guanabara Palace before the official ceremony with the authorities.

The largest numbers of foreign on Rio’s streets were the Argentinean one, where Jorge María Bergoglio was born. Most of them wear t-shirts and white-light blue flags where “Pope is Argentinean” phrase can be read.

Young Argentinean Nicolás Lucero affirmed to EFE that he felt “very excited” for the “unique” opportunity to see Bergolio up close when he was invested Pope. However, he considers that Roman Catholic Church’s leader is not also a representative of a country, but also of the whole Catholicism.

Pope Francis says hello to pilgrims on the Popemobile todaly, monday 22 of July 2013, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The Pontiff arrived to Brazil to lead the World Youth Day (WYD) and he will be there fom July 22 to 28Pope Francis has taken Argentinean t-shirt off and he is wearing the world’s t-shirt”, Lucero said along with a thirty of compatriots in Rio.

Venezuelan Father Jesús Fuente claimed that he has hope in Pope Francis because he will promote Catholic Church’s opening and its approach with people.

“Catholic Church is enclosed. It has to go to find people”, Fuente, who wore a t-shirt of Vigirn Mary and a flag of his country, said to Efe.

Young Mexican Mauro Saavedra considered that “all Latin American” feels “excited and happy” of receiving the Pope. He also hopes that the pontiff will help World Youth Day to promote “the Church’s closeness” with people.

“This congregation of people is fantastic. We have visited Church in Rio and everybody say hello to us, everybody hug us as we were their brothers”, he narrated.

There can be seen dozens of Argentinean flags among the crowd, but also Colombian, Venezuelan, Peruvian, Bolivian, Uruguayan, Chilean, Panamanian and Mexican ones. People from faraway countries as China, Egypt or Aruba were mixed with numerous Brazilians.

Lourdes Lima was among Brazilian devotes and she has celebrated today his 85 birthday. She dreamt with seeing Pope Francis up close, she said to Efe.

“I came from Paraiba (north west Brazil) to see for the first time a Pope. I’m moved by the excitement. Youth is inside and in our heads”, the eighty-year-old woman added.

July 23, EFE/Practica Espanol

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