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-- Francis faces multiple challenges during his visit to Brazil security has been an issue so far in the real task looms.
To make sure the most populous Catholic country in the world is keeping the faith in the eyes of the Vatican.
Religion correspondent Lauren Green has more.
Even -- -- rock star's reception -- fans is his arrival in -- for world youth day got off to a bumpy start.
Last night's protests at the Presidential Palace forced a Pope to instead leave the reception by helicopter.
Earlier -- drivers wrong turn put his car on a congested street that -- -- the vehicle reaching the pope's open window.
And Brazilian authorities reported finding a homemade explosive device in a public toilet near a shrine that Francis will visit tomorrow.
The Vatican says it does not believe it was aimed at the holy father and is still confident of Brazil's ability to -- the Pope.
Well -- his -- can't and we -- not worried about security.
The worry is that the enthusiasm is so big -- honestly it is hard to respond to so much enthusiasm.
From the -- and from new organizational model we have no Syria will acquire him would -- have us.
The real battle -- -- is -- for the soul of Brazil the most populous Catholic nation in the world.
Many Catholics have left religion altogether but a great many more have converted joining a very active and influential Protestant evangelical movement.
Poll published in the Brazilian newspaper says that six years ago X 64% of Brazilians over sixteen call themselves Catholic.
Today the numbers down to 57%.
Brazil is a microcosm of what's happening to the church globally and is banking conferences and is more personal style to turn the -- his message.
For Brazil is one for the whole of the Latin American -- and I think Francis.
-- much as he did as the archbishop in Buenos Aires.
Has his ideas on where we can go forward as a church as a community.
Aunt and also add as our continent itself.
Into the future -- certain throughout the 21 century.
It's a lot of pope's mission begins in earnest.
He'll attend the opening of a hospital for recovering drug addicts then on Thursday the welcoming ceremony with one million young people on wheels famed Copacabana Beach.
Brett -- thank you.
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