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Pope Francis returns to Vatican from Colombia visit

Pope Francis prays in front of the icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani in Rome's Basilica of St Mary Major at the end of his apostolic visit to Colombia

Pope Francis prays in front of the icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani in Rome's Basilica of St Mary Major at the end of his apostolic visit to Colombia

11/09/2017 15:24

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican at the end of his five day apostolic visit to Colombia.

After the papal plane touched down at Rome’s Ciampino airport on Monday afternoon, the pope went to the Rome Basilica of St Mary Major, as he habitually does, to give thanks for his successful journey.

Inside the ancient basilica, he spent a few moment in prayer in front of the icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani.

During the eleven hour flight, Pope Francis answered questions from the journalists who had been covering his visit to the Colombia cities of Cartagena, Medellin, Villavicencio and the capital Bogotà.

11/09/2017 15:24