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Members of the Philippines military carry bodies of their colleagues who died in deadly clashes with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (CNS)

A 12-hour gun fight between Islamic rebels and government troops took place earlier this week

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI audience hall (PA)

Pope says it gave him ‘consolation and hope’ to see so many large families during papal visit to South Asia

Pope Francis speaks at this morning's general audience   in the Paul VI Hall (AP)

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd in Manila (CNS)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has reiterated Francis’s ‘spiritual and missionary message’

Pope Francis hugs 12-year-old Glyzelle Palomar (PA)

There were a number of memorable and touching moments during the papal visit

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’

Pope Francis holds up a medallion of St Therese of Lisieux after answering questions from the media aboard his flight to Manila (CNS)

The Pope was given a framed image of the Little Flower during his flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines

'Until the rule of law is respected, then places like the Philippines will continue to be corrupt' (PA)

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty

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