Pope Francis, Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee
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Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan meet Pope Francis

Philomena Lee, the woman whose life story inspired the movie Philomena, has met the Pope.

The film's co-writer and star Steve Coogan was also introduced to the pontiff in Rome.

The pair are campaigning for the release of 60,000 adoption files held by the Irish state, churches and private agencies.

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