Below are some more great images from this week’s World
Youth Day events (some shots from earlier in the week can be seen here).
All images are from Catholic News Service.
A priest hears confession from a young woman at the temporary confessional booths set up at Quinta da Boa Vista Park in Rio de Janeiro July 24.
Pope Francis blesses a boy in the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro July 25.
Pope Francis holds up Argentina's flag as he greets a crowd of World Youth Day pilgrims outside the cathedral July 25.
Men stand in a fishing boat during a dramatization as Pope Francis attends the World Youth Day welcome ceremony.
Pilgrims react as Pope Francis arrives for the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony.
Dancers perform during the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony with Pope Francis on Copacabana beach July 25.
World Youth Day pilgrims try to keep their feet dry with plastic bags July 25 as they wait for an opportunity to see Pope Francis.
Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies, carries an umbrella that was blown inside out by the wind as Pope Francis sits on the stage on Copacabana beach during the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony July 25.
A priest and young man from Argentina play soccer on Copacabana beach July 26.
Pope Francis is embraced by a woman during a visit with residents at a home in the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro July 25.
Franciscans pray alongside Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to the Hospital of St. Francis of Assisi July 24.
Pilgrims watch as the Stations of the Cross are portrayed during World Youth Day July 26.
A pilgrim in a wheelchair gets a push down Copacabana beach July 26.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass with bishops, priests, religious and seminarians in the Cathedral of St. Sebastian July 27. The metropolitan cathedral rises up some 246 feet and the capacity to hold 20,000 people.
Pope Francis looks up as he arrives to celebrate Mass in the Cathedral of St. Sebastian.
Pope Francis kisses a baby while riding in the popemobile along Copacabana beach on his way to the Way of the Cross July 26.
Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman July 26.
World Youth Day pilgrims stake out spots along Copacabana beach July 27 for the final events of World Youth Day, a vigil and Mass with Pope Francis.