Pope Francis proves to be a pontiff of surprises ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stefano Rellandini/Reuters During his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis has continued to break with the traditional protocol. Victor R. Caivano/AP He prefers open cars or, better yet, walking among the people, as he did this week in Varginha, a violence-ridden slum. David Fernandez/EPA In downtown Rio de Janeiro, he kissed a baby that a woman handed him through his car's open windows. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images "Sometimes, we can be like Pilate, who did not have the courage to go against the tide to save Jesus’ life," he told the crowd on World Youth Day. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week, pilgrims camped outside the Basilica and National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida on the eve of the pope's visit. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images Cardinals who accompanied the pope to Rio fretted over his safety. AP "I love him and I don't want another conclave," said Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York.