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FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ arrival speech, Sri Lanka

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:12 PM

All must be prepared to accept one another to respect legitimate diversities and learn to live as one family Pope Francis says

COLORFUL WELCOME. Pope Francis and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pass through dancers in Colombo airport, Sri Lanka, 13 January 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Pope urges respect for rights, diversity in Sri Lanka

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:00 PM

In his first speech in Sri Lanka Pope Francis tells the island nation: The process of healing also needs to include the pursuit of truth

ARRIVAL CEREMONIES. Pope Francis and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (right) look on during a welcome ceremony at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on January 13, 2015. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP