Pilgrims in the thousands greet Pope Francis as he makes his way to a Mass in Ecuador's highland capital, Quito. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of pilgrims greeted Pope Francis on Tuesday (July 7) as he made his way to a Mass in Ecuador's highland capital, Quito. Approximately one million people were expected to attend the ceremony. The Pope celebrated Mass mid-morning at the Bicentenario Park, a former airport. Political protests had been rocking the socialist-ruled nation of 15 million people prior to the pontiff's arrival, but his presence has brought a temporary halt to demonstrations. Francis is visiting three of the smallest and poorest nations during a week-long tour of his native South America.