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Pope Francis touches a statue of Mary before meeting with clergy, religious men and women, and seminarians at the El Quinche Marian Shrine in Quito, Ecuador (Photo: CNS)

At Ecuador’s national Marian shrine Pope Francis urges clergy: ‘Do not deny your roots’

Pope Francis meets with the faithful during his visit to the Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis addressed an outdoor meeting at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

Pope Francis at the Mass in Quito (CNS)

The Pope’s Mass on Tuesday at Quito’s Bicentennial Park was billed as a ‘Mass for evangelisation’

Pope Francis disembarks from his plane in Quito, Ecuador (CNS)

The Pope told the patient to allow himself to be ‘led by God’s hand’

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside the cathedral in Quito (CNS)

The Pope spoke to crowds outside the cathedral at the end of the second day of his visit to Ecuador

Cardinal, Orani Joao Tempesta, centre, has reportedly been carjacked (PA)

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Pope Francis greets the crowd as he makes his way to the main altar in the popemobile to celebrate Mass at Samanes Park (PA)

The Pope has celebrated Mass in Los Samanes Park in Ecuador during the first leg of his tour of Latin America

Pope Francis walks with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during an arrival ceremony at Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador (CNS)

The Pontiff will also visit Bolivia and Paraguay during his short tour of South America

Pope Francis waves as he boards his flight to Ecuador (AP)

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