After the opening Mass, Pope Francis speeds away accompanied by armed police. Hundreds try to take a shot of the departing Pontiff. RNS photo Robson Coelho

Pope to Brazilians: Don’t ignore the periphery

(RNS) Maria da Penha dos Santos was waiting outside with her husband, daughter and granddaughter when the pope stopped in. She introduced him to 20 of her family members who squeezed inside the tiny shanty for about 10 minutes. “I said, welcome Pope Francisco,” Santos said. “The house is yours.”