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Pope Francis waves before boarding his plane as he departs Manila (PA)

Papal visit to South Asia comes to an end as the Pope flies home

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at Rizal Park in Manila (AP)

Pope Francis celebrates feast of the Santo Niño in Rizal Park, Manila

Pope Francis and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila arrive to celebrate Mass at Manila's cathedral (Photo: CNS)

The Pope was speaking at a meeting with families in Manila

Pope Francis hugs a former street child in Manila (www.anak-tnk.org)

The children sent the Pope thousands of letters urging him to visit them

Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass with bishops, priests and members of religious orders in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Manila (Photo: PA)

Pope Francis says the causes of inequality ‘plainly contradict the teaching of Christ’

Pope Francis talks with reporters during his flight to Manila (AP)

Speaking on the plane to the Philippines Pope Francis also said he believed climate change was mainly man-made

St Francis de Sales

Francis is known for his writing on spiritual formation and is the patron saint of journalists

Pope Francis waves to Filipinos as he arrives in Manila (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines

Pontiff begins four-day tour of nation that is home to Asia’s largest Catholic population

Pope Francis greets Buddhist monks at the Agrashravaka temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano/pool)

Pope Francis is only the second pope to visit a Buddhist temple

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in Colombo (PA)

‘Our Lady remained always with you,’ the Pope tells the faithful in Sri Lanka