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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

Souvenirs marking the papal visit to Sri Lanka on display in a Catholic bookshop in Colombo (CNS)

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Bishops applaud as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the bishops of Asia at the Haemi shrine in Haemi, South Korea (CNS)

Francis seems to see the continent with a Catholic population of only three per cent as the spiritual battery that will power the Church

'Europe has abandoned traditional morality, by and large, while other places have kept it' (CNS)

Responses to Pew Foundation survey suggests huge differences in opinion on moral questions between Catholics from different continents