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Pope reportedly supports Brazil protests

'Just and coherent with the Gospel'

Pope reportedly supports Brazil protests

Rio de Janeiro, July 2 - Pope Francis has lent his support to Brazil's most widespread demonstrations in more than 20 years, according to foreign media reports. "They are just and coherent with the Gospel," the pope was quoted as saying in Spanish daily El Pais. The protests began mid-June to condemn a series of transport-fare increases, though now are being directed towards expensive events such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, both of which Rio de Janeiro is hosting. The Argentine pope's alleged remarks have been widely circulated in Brazilian media. According to the same article, Francis plans to make reference to the demonstrations in his sermons during World Youth Day July 22-29 in Rio de Janeiro.

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