Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 09:26

It has been billed as The Catholic Woodstock and it is taking place in Brazil.

No, this is not the flying pontiff, although the winds were strong and wet near this Copacabana beach, it did not keep the large crowds from welcoming this Latin American Pope.

Pope Francis is visiting his home continent for the first time as pontiff for a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe.