Pope Francis on his way to Rio

2013-07-22 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has left Rome for his 12 hour flight to Rio de Janeiro, where he will attend the XXVIII World Youth Day. The Holy Father carried his own bag onto the plane. Pope Francis will spend all but one day of his week-long journey in the Brazilian city hosting the event. The one exception is on Wednesday, when he will visit the Marian shrine in Aparecida.