The pope prepares to head to Aparecida, a pilgrimage site in Brazil today where he'll hold mass for over 200,000 people.
Pope Francis has made saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. Their reported visions turned the town of Fatima into one of the world's major Catholic shrines.
Pope Francis is set to visit Auschwitz and meet Christian Poles who helped Jews escape Nazi murder. His five-day pilgrimage to Poland, mainly for a youth convention, is the first by the Argentine-born pontiff.
The pope has arrived in Poland. As Catholics met up in Krakow for World Youth Day, a day after the murder of a priest in France, eyes will be on how the liberal pope plays his hand in conservative Poland.
In a speech at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II, he told followers to be part of "a church that goes out into the world." He also reminded the Polish clergy to lead lives marked by modesty and humility.
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