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Pakistan news agencies are reporting that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to Pakistan (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Despite reports by the country’s news agencies the Vatican says ‘no travel programme’ is currently being studied

Pope Francis: 'It can happen that under the name of virtue, "splendid vices" are masked'

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Shahbaz Bhatti, a defender of Pakistan's Christian minority, was shot dead on March 2 2011 (CNS)

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Pope Francis told the children that it 'feels as I am coming to the end of my life with so much peace' (AP)

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Pope Tawadros II is attending a funeral in Jerusalem (AP)

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Benedict XVI meets Paul Batthi, centre, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti in 2011 (AP)

‘I see that Pakistan is changing,’ Dr Paul Bhatti has said

An injured Pakistani injured child attending the funeral of his grandfather who died in the earthquake (AP)

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake has left at least 380 dead

A Pakistani Christian girl leaves St John's Catholic Church (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

We send £400m in aid to Pakistan, where Christians are routinely murdered

Asia Bibi, pictured in 2010 (CNS)

Soran Masih had previously been denied access to his daughter who was convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan in 2012

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws claim jurisdiction over those who are not Muslim, which is simply outrageous