List of pastoral visits of Pope Francis outside Italy
Brazil (July 22 to July 28, 2013)
Pope Francis visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day. This was the only scheduled foreign trip for him in 2013. Throughout the celebrations, Pope Francis gathered up to 3.5 million pilgrims at Copacabana Beach.  It was previously scheduled for his predecessor, Benedict XVI, before his resignation.
- "Fr. Lombardi: Brazil is the only scheduled foreign trip for Pope Francis in 2013". Vatican Radio. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
- Official webpage from the Vatican: Apostolic Voyages outside Italy
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