Associated Press in Colombo

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Sri Lanka ex-president Rajapaksa to step down as Freedom Party boss
Ecstatic crowds welcome Pope Francis to Philippines for first papal visit in 20 years

Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds awaited the first papal visit in 20 years.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds awaited the first papal visit in 20 years.

Ecstatic crowds welcome Pope Francis to Philippines for first papal visit in 20 years
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