More than a million faithful -- some of whom travelled for hours and spent the night outdoors -- gathered Monday for the first open-air mass of Pope Francis's three-nation trip to South America. Keeping vigil in tents, sleeping bags and on cardboard, tens of thousands hoping to catch a glimpse of the pontiff spent the night in the rough ahead of the service in Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city. Francis -- the first pope from Latin America -- will say mass in front of as many as 1.5 million in a park on the second day of his trip to the region, which will also include stops in Bolivia and Paraguay.
She was a teenager during World War I and her life spans three centuries. On Monday, New Yorker Susannah Mushatt Jones celebrated her 116th birthday as the world's oldest living person. Guinness World Records announced the occasion and released photographs of Jones, dressed smartly in a white jacket, black dress and matching hat, being presented with a framed certificate.