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Monday, July 22, 2013

Pope celebrates World Youth Day in Brazil

People light candles at the Basilica of the Virgin of Aparecida, Brazil's patron saint, in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Reverence for the figure of the Virgin Mary, known as Marian devotion, is common throughout the Christian world, popular in the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches as well as in Catholic southern Europe, where major shrines such as Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal are dedicated to the Virgin.