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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

The new chief editor of Charlie Hebdo, Gerard Biard, left, and columnist Patrick Pelloux, right, comfort cartoonist Luz at a press conference this week (PA)

New Charlie Hebdo pokes fun at the Pope

Satirical newspaper sends a message to Francis in issue featuring the Prophet Mohammed

Pope Francis at the Mass (PA)

The Pope spoke at an open air Mass in Colombo attended by thousands

One of the placards displayed at the Mass

The group expressed their strong opposition to senseless violence

Pope Francis at the Canonisation Mass in Colombo for St Joseph Vaz (PA)

Thousands see Sri Lanka’s first saint canonised by Pope Francis in Colombo

Wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he delivers his speech at Colombo's International airport (PA)

The Pope was speaking shortly after arriving at Colombo airport this morning

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’