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Pope Urges Justice, Unity in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis has highlighted the need for "justice, healing and unity" in Sri Lanka, where he arrived Tuesday for the start of a weeklong trip to Asia.
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives to hold a mass at Colombo's seafront Galle Face Green for the canonization ceremony of Joseph Vaz, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives to hold a mass at Colombo's seafront Galle Face Green for the canonization ceremony of Joseph Vaz, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Pope Francis receives a piece of paper from a Catholic faithful as he arrives to lead mass in Colombo, Jan. 14, 2015.
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Pope Francis receives a piece of paper from a Catholic faithful as he arrives to lead mass in Colombo, Jan. 14, 2015.

Pope Francis blesses the altar during a mass in Colombo, Jan. 14, 2015.
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Pope Francis blesses the altar during a mass in Colombo, Jan. 14, 2015.

Pope Francis offers a blessing during a mass in Colombo, Jan. 14, 2015.
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Pope Francis offers a blessing during a mass in Colombo, Jan. 14, 2015.

Pope Francis smiles after getting a garland from a child as he arrives for an interfaith meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
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Pope Francis smiles after getting a garland from a child as he arrives for an interfaith meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka for the first leg of a weeklong trip to Asia, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.
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Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka for the first leg of a weeklong trip to Asia, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis shakes hands with Muslim Maulavi Ash-Sheikh M.F. M. Fazil (right) during the Interreligious Encounter in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.
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Pope Francis shakes hands with Muslim Maulavi Ash-Sheikh M.F. M. Fazil (right) during the Interreligious Encounter in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis waves to people waiting to welcome him on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.
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Pope Francis waves to people waiting to welcome him on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

A.G. Praxida (center left) and Mary Josephine Warnakulasuriya pray with others as they wait to attend a mass by Pope Francis, at the Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.
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A.G. Praxida (center left) and Mary Josephine Warnakulasuriya pray with others as they wait to attend a mass by Pope Francis, at the Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

Sri Lankan Hindu priest Kurakkal Somasundaram (right) presents a shawl to Pope Francis during an interreligious meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.
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Sri Lankan Hindu priest Kurakkal Somasundaram (right) presents a shawl to Pope Francis during an interreligious meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis is greeted as he arrives at the Colombo Airport, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.
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Pope Francis is greeted as he arrives at the Colombo Airport, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

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