The man widely revered as “The Slum Pope” wades into the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Shrugging off security concerns, he kisses babies and walks down the main street of Varginha, a notorious slum run by drug lords until last year when police seized control. Residents pack into the football field ahead of his speech.
This community used to be known as “The Gaza Strip” because of the violent drug factions here. But today, people say they feel blessed...Read More