This was stated by Secretary General of the Brazilian Presidency, Gilberto Carvalho, who admitted that the protests that have shaken Brazil over the past few days, could compromise the visit of Pope Francis next month, to participate in the World Youth Day.
“We have a number of complications and concerns. What is happening (the protests) may be reflected in the event (World Youth Day),” said Carvalho, according to a transcript of his words in a video released by various television networks.
“I can not say that the conference will take place in a climate like that of the present day because the situation evolves so fast that we can not plan anything, but we have to be prepared in the event of a similar situation as the current one”.
Finally, the Secretary General of the Presidency said that the Government will make every effort to ensure the success of the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, between July 22 and 28.