Millions of young people gathered in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July. It was Pope Francis' first international trip. By all accounts the event was joyous, spirit-filled and peppered with poignant words and gestures from the pontiff.
Pope Francis waves from his popemobile after arriving in Rio de Janeiro July 22. The pope was making his first trip outside Italy to attend World Youth Day, the international Catholic youth gathering.
Photo: CNS photo / Stefano Rellandini, Reuters