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PHOTO GALLERY: Brazilians celebrate Catholic Corpus Christi in a unique way




Rio de Janeiro s Archbishop Orani Tempesta leads a Catholic Mass celebrating Corpus Christi at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Corpus Christi celebrates the tradition and belief of the Holy Eucharist, which for Christians represents the body and blood of Jesus Christ. AP

Aerial view of rugs made with salt decorating a street in Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, taken on May 30, 2024, during Catholic Corpus Christi celebrations. AFP

Catholic believers work on the making of salt rugs to decorate Sao Gon alo city, Rio de Janeiro state, during the Catholic Corpus Christi celebrations on May 30, 2024. 52 tons of coarse salt are been used by the worshippers to create the 253 rugs, with more than one kilomter distance of salt carpets, known as the largest in Latin America. AFP

A catholic believer works on the making of a salt rug to decorate Sao Gon alo city, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, during the Catholic Corpus Christi celebrations on May 30, 2024. 52 tons of coarse salt are been used by the worshippers to create the 253 rugs, with more than one kilomter distance of salt carpets, known as the largest in Latin America. AFP

A catholic believer works on the making of a salt rug to decorate Sao Gon alo city, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, during the Catholic Corpus Christi celebrations on May 30, 2024. 52 tons of coarse salt are been used by the worshippers to create the 253 rugs, with more than one kilomter distance of salt carpets, known as the largest in Latin America. AFP

Catholic believers pray after making a salt rug to decorate a street in Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on May 30, 2024, during Catholic Corpus Christi celebrations. Worshippers have used 52 tons of coarse salt to create the 253 carpets, more than a kilometer long, known as the largest in Latin America. AFP

Aerial view of rugs made with salt decorating a street in Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, taken on May 30, 2024, during Catholic Corpus Christi celebrations. AFP

Thousands of believers take part of the March for Jesus , an event that gathers a wide range of evangelical congregations, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 30, 2024. AFP

A believer prays during the March for Jesus , an event that gathers a wide range of evangelical congregations, within Corpus Christi celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 30, 2024. AFP

Aerial view of the March for Jesus , an event that gathers a wide range of evangelical congregations, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 30, 2024. AFP

Rugs made from colored salt and sustainable materials lay before the Christ the Redeemer statue before a Catholic Mass celebrating Corpus Christi, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Corpus Christi celebrates the tradition and belief of the Holy Eucharist, which for Christians represents the body and blood of Jesus Christ. AP