Vatican: Pope Francis' Sunday Mass is moved from rural location to Copacabana beach

  • Updated: July 25, 2013 - 2:00 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO — Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi says that a Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on Sunday has been moved from a rural countryside location 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Rio de Janeiro to Copacabana beach.

That's because non-stop rain the last few days turned the rural site into a giant pit of knee-deep mud.

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