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Pope leaves legacy of hope in Latin American nations

Pope Francis waves at the conclusion of Mass in Asuncion on the last day of his visit to Paraguay - AP

Pope Francis waves at the conclusion of Mass in Asuncion on the last day of his visit to Paraguay - AP

13/07/2015 15:12

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived back in Rome on Monday afternoon at the end of his week- long pastoral visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. The papal plane touched down at Rome’s Ciampino airport just before 2pm local time after the overnight flight from Asuncion in Paraguay.

On his way back to the Vatican, Pope Francis made a brief stop at the Basilica of St Mary Major, as he has done on all his previous trips, to lay a bunch of flowers in front of the icon of Our Lady.  

Just before boarding the papal plane in Asuncion, the head of the Holy See press office, Fr Federico Lombardi, sat down with our correspondent in Paraguay for the visit, Linda Bordoni, to talk about the lasting legacy that Pope Francis has left behind in these three Latin American nations…

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13/07/2015 15:12