Pope Francis bids farewell to Marseille
By Joseph Tulloch
Pope Francis has departed from Marseille International Airport, bringing to a close his two-day visit to the southern French city.
The papal plane departed at 7:28 PM local time, and is expected to land at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport at around 8:50 PM.
Before his departure, the Pope bade farewell to President Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte, in a brief private encounter at the airport.
Onboard the flight, Pope Francis is due to hold a press conference with journalists accredited to the Holy See who have been covering his visit.