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A Hindu priest gives a shawl to the Pope during an interfaith meeting in Sri Lanka (PA)

Francis was speaking at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall during the first day of his papal visit

Archbishop Eamon Martin (PA)

Archbishop Eamon Martin says says Church will put forward ‘a robust defence of the right to life’

Coptic Christian Samir Mujeed weeps as he holds a photo of his 23-year-old son, Girgis Samir, who was abducted in Libya (PA)

Photos of alleged captives posted on Islamist internet forum

Pope Francis walks past Sri Lankan dancers upon his  arrival in Colombo (PA)

Pope Francis begins papal visit with speech delivered in English at Colombo airport

Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Pope Francis greets a baby at the Vatican earlier this year (CNS)

The Pope baptised 33 infants during a Mass yesterday

Michael Keaton at the Golden Globes (PA)

Birdman actor recalls mother praying the rosary and volunteering at hospital

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois: 'Pray to the Lord for the victims of the terrorists'

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois issues message to the faithful in Paris

A man puts down flowers to commemorate the victims killed in the attack (Photo: PA)

Cardinal makes statement as France begins day of mourning