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Pope pays homage to Mary after papal journey

Pope Francis prays before the icon Salus Populi Romani, at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome - REUTERS

Pope Francis prays before the icon Salus Populi Romani, at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome - REUTERS

03/12/2017 10:40

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Sunday morning went to the Roman Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pay homage at the icon of the Virgin Mary, Salus populi Romani, after his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The Pope, who laid white flowers at the image, returned to the Vatican Saturday 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 ".

03/12/2017 10:40