News Review: Pope's first official visit to Santiago

source: BBC Learning English        2018年1月16日
Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story:
Pope Francis has begun his first official visit to Chile and Peru.
Thousands of Chileans greeted the pontiff, who is from Argentina, as his motorcade travelled into the city. But the crowds were much smaller than for his previous visits to Latin America. There are expected to be protests about an abuse scandal involving Catholic priests.

subdued: quieter than usual
sparse: small in number or spread out
pin their hopes on: hope someone or something will help them
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