Pope Francis

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Pope Francis blesses the crowd from the balcony of the City Palace in... News Photo2016 Summer Olympics - Rio de Janeiro,Arrival,Balcony,Blessing,Brazil,Crowd,Horizontal,Jaipur City Palace,Olympic Flag,Olympic Rings,People,Pope,Pope Francis,Receiving,Religion,Rio de JaneiroPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPope Francis blesses the crowd from the balcony of the City Palace in Rio de Janeiro where he arrived to receive the keys of the city and bless the Olympic flags ahead of the Rio 2016 Summer Games, on July 25, 2013. The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff arrived in Brazil mainly for the huge five-day Catholic gathering World Youth Day. With the pope, Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes (L), Rio's Governor Sergio Cabral (behind) and the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman (R). AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)