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LIVE: Pope bids farewell to Madagascar and travels to Rome

Madagascar's president Andry Rajoelina and his wife Mialy Razakandisa bid farewell to Pope Francis at Antananarivo airport. 

The pope is scheduled to arrive in Rome at 7:00 p.m. local time. 

The flight will last around 10 hours and 40 minutes. 

The papal plane will fly over Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Greece and Italy.