Pope Francis in Sri Lanka
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Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a six-day Asian visit.

It is the first papal visit to Sri Lanka since the end of a four-decade civil war in 2009.

The Pope's trip, which comes five months after a tour of South Korea, is being seen as an attempt to win new followers in Asia and to shore up support for the region's millions of Catholics.

Yogita Limaye reports.

  • 13 Jan 2015
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