Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 1, 2013 / 15:12 pm
In an interview with the O Globo TV network before leaving Brazil, Pope Francis emphasized the "culture of encounter" that must characterize the Church.
The interview, which O Globo called historic, was taped at the Sumare House, where the Archbishop of Rio lives and where Pope Francis stayed during his visit to Brazil. It aired on Sunday evening after the Pontiff had departed for Rome.
The Pope described the "warm welcome" that he had received in the country, saying that the "Brazilian people have a big heart."
Discussing the security situation during his visit to Brazil, the Pope said that he was "not afraid," trusting that when it is his turn to die, "whatever happens will be what God allows."