The statue of Brazil's patron saint, the Virgin of Aparecida, stands behind glass inside the basilica named after her in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Reverence

 

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The statue of Brazil's patron saint, the Virgin of Aparecida, stands behind glass inside the basilica named after her in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Reverence for the figure of the Virgin Mary runs particularly deep in Latin America. The Vatican says that Pope Francis personally insisted that a trip to the Aparecida Basilica be added to his Brazilian visit agenda. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)