Pope Francis on Copacabana Beach: Throngs and thongs


Mention of Copacabana Beach in Brazil usually brings to mind large crowds of sunbathers in very small bathing suits massed along the beautiful shoreline. However that image has been usurped, at least temporarily, by another also involving a large group of people. The beach is currently home to thousands of pilgrims attending World Youth Day 2013.

… because he misheard when told pilgrims in throngs would attend and thought it was pilgrims in thongs!

Pope Francis has been front and centre in Brazil as he continues to be a man of the people, even if that drives his security people crazy! One local rumour has been quashed that, according to sources, had Francis originally agreeing to the beach venue because he misheard when told pilgrims in throngs would attend and thought it was pilgrims in thongs!

I’ve got this feeling Francis would have enjoyed dropping by the beach before the pilgrims arrived to work on his tan a bit!

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