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Pope Francis speaking to a reporter on board his flight from Manila (CNS)

Francis will also visit Philadelphia and New York during his September trip to the US

Pope Francis waves as he prepares to board his flight from Manila to Rome (AP)

At new in-flight press conference Francis says good Catholics are not required ‘to be like rabbits’

The US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

The court has accepted petitions from Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio

Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi signed the bishops' statement (CNS)

Bishops say vaccines must be ‘appropriately tested and proven to be safe’

David Cameron made the remarks when he visited the US last week (PA)

The Prime Minister was speaking to the US news programme Face the Nation

Pope Francis meets the father of Kristel Padasas, a young Catholic volunteer who was killed on Saturday while helping organise his Mass in typhoon-hit Tacloban (CNS)

Kristel Padasas died when scaffolding from stage fell down

Ronan Keating (PA)

Pop star reveals his accident in new interview

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 greets Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at Rizal Park, Manila, yesterday (AP)

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

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