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Photo of the Day: Vidigal neighbourhood in southern Rio de Janiero

Cheridan Sanders

June 30, 2013
Children play in Vidigal neighborhood of Rio de Janiero
In today's photo of the day, children play in the Vidigal neighborhood in the southern section of Rio de Janiero. In 1980 Pope John Paul II was so stunned by the poverty he saw there that he gave Vidigal his gold ring as an offering. With help from the church, the dangerous and drug-ridden neighborhood has since transformed itself.
CNS photo and description/Elie Gardner, Inti Media