- A BOMB was found by the military of Brazil in the Parking Lot washroom at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida on July 22. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit this shrine on July 24. The Brazilian authorities released a statement:
“It was a homemade device with little potential to cause fatalities”. “It is worth pointing out that such episodes formed part of our security forces’ training in Aparecida and at no point were civilians' lives in danger.”
The bomb was subsequently destroyed.