Pope Francis celebrates Mass with one million in Ecuador

Ecuador crowds greet Pope Francis on his Latin America tour



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Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in front of nearly one million Catholics in Ecuador’s capital Quito.

Tens of thousands of people braved wind and rain to camp out overnight. The weather later changed and the service took place under a hot sun.

The Pope is on the first leg of a three-country tour which will also take him to Bolivia and Paraguay.

He has just returned from the coastal city of Guayaquil, where he said Mass for 800,000 people.

The Vatican said the focus of the trip will be the issue of poverty.

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