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Pope Francis greets Argentines inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Francis added a last-minute tweak to his busy schedule, meeting with pilgrims from his native Argentina at Rio’s cathedral Thursday afternoon. He told the youngsters to get out into the streets and spread their faith, saying that a church that doesn’t go out and preach becomes a simple NGO, or nongovernmental organization. “And the church cannot be an NGO!” he said to applause. Pope Francis is on a week long trip to Brazil for World Youth Day.

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