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Thousands line the streets of Ecuador for Pope Francis as he begins his South America tour

Jul 06, 2015    

Quito:Thousands of jubilant people lined the streets of Quito as Pope Francis began a grueling South American trip on Sunday that will also take in Bolivia and Paraguay.It is the first visit by a pontiff to Ecuador in three decades and thousands of excited people massed in the capital and thronged the roadsides to greet him as he took his Popemobile into the city, waving and smiling to the delirious crowds.Some threw confetti and danced as he cruised past, others waved the flag of Argentina, the pope's home nation.The 78-year-old pontiff had jetted in a short while earlier aboard an Alitalia p...

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