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Parents of abducted British girl meet the Pope

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The parents of the missing British four-year-old, Madeleine McCann, have had an audience with the Pope as they continue to try to highlight the abduction of their daughter. Devout Catholics, said to be drawing strength from their faith, Kate and Gerry McCann flew to the Vatican from Portugal, where the police investigation has made few inroads.

Madeleine was taken from her bed in a holiday resort in the Algarve earlier this month. She and her two-year-old twin siblings had been left alone while their parents ate at a nearby restaurant. They’ve now vowed to travel across Europe, looking for her, and are asking others to help too. “I would like to ask anyone who is going on holiday to take a poster, or ten posters, and put them up anywhere around where you may be. This will help us,” said Gerry McCann.

Earlier this week the couple released some of the very last images of Madeleine; video taken on a friend’s mobile phone as they were getting on the plane to go to Portugal. They said the Pope had assured them he was praying for their daughter’s safe return.