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From Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, Latin American news, reports and analysis
RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – Pope Francis joked with a group of Brazilians after the general public in the Vatican, saying that they are not saved because of their love for the cachaca and their few prayers.
One of the priests told him, “Holy Father, pray for us Brazilians,” and Pope Francis responded with a smile and joked: “You have no salvation, a lot of cachaas and a little prayer,” according to a video posted by the G1 portal. .
The person asked to pray was Pastor Joao Paulo Soto Vitor, from Campina Grande (Northeast Paraíba), who responded with a nervous laugh to the joke.
Pope Francis, as an Argentine, is a very good expert on Brazil, and the South American country was the first country he visited once the Pope was elected, during International Youth Day Held in Rio de Janeiro in 2013.