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Cost Concerns Loom for Pope's Brazil Trip

Last edited 16th July 2013

Cost Concerns Loom for Pope's Brazil Trip

Pope Francis carries enormous advantages into his first overseas trip next week to Brazil, including high levels of global popularity and the natural enthusiasm generated by being history's first Latin American pontiff.
In the run-up to July 23-28 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, however, there are also signs the outing won't be problem-free. Brazilian media are reporting concerns about cost, both in financial and ecological terms.


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