Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil on Monday to greet Pope Francis. The Pope waved to the crowds from his custom car ahead of an open-air mass in the city's Samanes Park. He arrived in Ecuador on Sunday for the first leg of his three-country trip to Latin America, which will also take him to Bolivia and Paraguay. It is his second visit to the region since becoming pontiff in 2013. City officials said a million visitors had travelled to Guayaquil to see the Pope.