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Pope Francis aboard the return flight to Rome from Bangladesh Pope Francis aboard the return flight to Rome from Bangladesh 

Pope Francis pays homage to Mary following Journey to Myanmar, Bangladesh

Pope Francis prayed before the ancient icon Maria Salus Populi Romani in the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Sunday morning, following his Apostolic Journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Pope Francis this morning went to the Roman Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pay homage to the icon of the Virgin, Salus populi Romani, after his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Pope, who laid white flowers at the image, returned to the Vatican last night, after having landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport at 9:40 pm.

In a tweet before leaving Bangladesh, the Holy Father said, "dear friends of Myanmar and Bangladesh thank you for your welcome! I invoke upon you the divine blessings of harmony and peace ".

03 December 2017, 15:21