Pope Francis is welcomed by crew members as he boards a plane at Fiumicino Airport in Rome
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Pope Francis to begin Brazil visit

22 July 2013 Last updated at 05:10 BST

Pope Francis is due to fly to Brazil for his first foreign trip, which will be taking place amid high security.

The pontiff will be greeted by some two million young people from all over the world at the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro.

The first Latin American Pope will also celebrate Mass on the famous Copacabana beach and visit shanty towns.

Wyre Davis reports from Rio de Janeiro.