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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

Pope Francis greets Buddhist monks at the Agrashravaka temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano/pool)

Pope Francis is only the second pope to visit a Buddhist temple

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle talks to media in Manila about the papal visit (AP)

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Pope Francis releases a dove in Madhu (PA)

Pope Francis was speaking at the the Church of Our Lady of Madhu in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in Colombo (PA)

‘Our Lady remained always with you,’ the Pope tells the faithful in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis at the Mass (PA)

The Pope spoke at an open air Mass in Colombo attended by thousands

Pope Francis at the Canonisation Mass in Colombo for St Joseph Vaz (PA)

Thousands see Sri Lanka’s first saint canonised by Pope Francis in Colombo

Wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he delivers his speech at Colombo's International airport (PA)

The Pope was speaking shortly after arriving at Colombo airport this morning

Sri Lankan Hindu priest Kurakkal Somasundaram presents a shawl to Pope Francis during the inter-religious meeting (PA)

Francis was speaking at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall during the first day of his papal visit

Pope Francis walks past Sri Lankan dancers upon his  arrival in Colombo (PA)

Pope Francis begins papal visit with speech delivered in English at Colombo airport