Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday by seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Myanmar.
On the last day of his three-day visit to Bangladesh, which came after meetings in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, the pope went to a home in Dhaka founded by Mother Teresa for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly.
Later in a speech to an audience of around 7,000 young Catholics, Muslims and followers of other religions, the pope spoke about welcoming and accepting those who 'act and think differently than ourselves'.
Heading home: Pope Francis leaves after his three-day long visit from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Pope Francis gives his speech during a meeting with young people at Notre Dame College in Dhaka
Bangladeshi students attend a program with Pope Francis at Notre Dame College
'When a people, a religion or a society turns into a 'little world', they lose the best that they have and plunge into a self-righteous mentality of 'I am good and you are bad',' Francis said at the Notre Dame College, founded by Catholic priests.