Rio's Copacabana stages Broadway-like show of solemn Via Crucis ritual as pope looks on

  • by: BRADLEY BROOKS , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 26, 2013 - 10:57 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis presided over one of the most solemn rites of the Catholic Church on Friday, a procession re-enacting Christ's crucifixion that received a Broadway-like treatment befitting its improbable location, Rio's hedonistic Copacabana beach.

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