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Bomb found at shrine in Brazil ahead of Pope Francis ‘s visit

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SAO PAULO: The Brazilian Air Force founded a homemade bomb hidden near a Brazilian shrine where Pope Francis is scheduled to visit later this week, the military said Monday.

The device was found in a parking garage bathroom inside the National Sanctuary of Aparecida in São Paulo state.

“It was a homemade device with little potential to cause fatalities,” the military said in a statement.

“It is worth pointing out that such episodes formed part of our security forces’ training in Aparecida and at no point were civilians’ lives in danger.”

On Monday, thousands of people lined the streets in Rio de Janeiro, where Pope Francis arrived on the day to begin celebrations for World Youth Day. He will be in the mostly Catholic country from July 23-28.

Asad Haroon
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