Soldiers to protect Pope Francis, pilgrims during prayer vigil, Mass on Copacabana beach

  • Updated: July 26, 2013 - 4:20 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities say 7,000 soldiers will join thousands of police on Rio de Janeiro's streets to help protect Pope Francis and upward of 1 million people hoping to see the pontiff.

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