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Pope’s Address to Brazilian Leaders

Hereis the text of Pope Francis’ Address to Brazilian Leaders this morning in the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.  The symphony orchestra and chorus have begun the ceremony with beautiful musical selections culminating in the singing of the Rio World Youth Day Hymn as Pope Francis appeared on stage.

Pope Francis Plants a Glorious Cross in the Heart of Youth

Miserando Atque Eligendo. True to his episcopal motto, but above all faithful to the salvific value of “sixth feria”, or Friday as it is known in Brazil, Pope Francis dedicated the morning to the ministry of confession of three boys and three girls: three Brazilians, a Venezuelan and an Italian.