Agence France-PresseJuly 1, 2013 15:01
Pope Francis does not fear that Brazil's social turmoil will disrupt his upcoming visit to the world's biggest Catholic country, the emeritus archbishop of Sao Paulo said in an interview published Monday.
"It is difficult to predict, but we don't believe something will happen because the demands (of protesters) are not linked to the papal visit. They are directed at the government," Cardinal Claudio Hummes told the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo.
The pontiff is due to visit Brazil July 22-28 to attend World Youth Day, a major gathering of Catholic youth.