Pope Francis arrives to Brazil’s warm embrace

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pope Francis arrives to Brazil’s warm embrace

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A smiling Pope Francis stepped off a plane and into the warm embrace of his native Latin America today, landing in Brazil for the start of a seven-day trip meant to fan the fervor of the faithful across the globe. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met Francis and vigorously shook his hand after he descended. The pontiff was then handed two bouquets of white and yellow flowers by two adolescent girls, each of whom he kissed on the cheek.