Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 26, 2013 / 11:02 am America/Denver (CNA).
The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has received a letter from Pope Francis offering thanks for the city’s hospitality during his visit in July for World Youth Day.
“It is with great joy that we share with the population of Rio a message of Pope Francisco,” said Rio governor, Sérgio Cabral Filho on Aug. 25.
He said that the letter, received on Aug. 23, “moves us.”
Pope Francis was in Brazil from July 22 to 28 for World Youth Day, an event organized by the Church in which millions of young people from around the world gather with the Holy Father for prayer, catechesis and fellowship.
More than three million participants were present at the event’s closing Mass on Copacabana Beach.