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Pope visits Holy Land

Updated 1:45 PM ET, Mon May 26, 2014
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Pope Francis prays in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday, May 26. The Pope has been on a three-day historic trip to the Middle East, his first as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Oded Balilty/AP
Pope Francis arrives to meet prelates, nuns and seminarists at the Church of Gethsemane in Jerusalem on May 26. Andrew Medichini/Pool/AP
The Pope's reflection is seen May 26 on a marble plaque in Jerusalem that's engraved with names of Israeli civilians killed by terrorism. L'Osservatore Romano/AP
Francis meets Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, outside the Dome of the Rock on May 26. Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images
Surrounded by Israeli security guards, Francis leaves the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Jerusalem on May 26. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
Francis visits the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem museum on May 26. Here the Pope stands with Israeli President Shimon Peres, second from right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fourth from right. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I pray over the Stone of Unction at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, May 25. The Pope joined Bartholomew in a historic joint prayer for Christian unity at Christianity's holiest site in Jerusalem. ANDREW MEDICHINI/AFP/POOL/Getty Images
Francis blesses a child from his Popemobile as he leaves Manger Square after presiding over an open-air Mass in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on May 25. Francis extended an invitation Sunday to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a "peace initiative," as he called for a two-state solution to the intractable conflict. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Francis, center, leads an open-air Mass in Bethlehem on May 25. ABED AL HASHLAMOUN/EPA /LANDOV
Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank on his way to celebrate a Mass in Bethlehem on May 25. Osservatore Romano/AP
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets Pope Francis in Ramallah, West Bank, on May 25. Thaer Ghanaim/PPO/Getty Images
Francis prays Saturday, May 24, at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on a tributary of the Jordan River that tradition holds is the site where Christ was baptized. OUSEF ALLAN/JORDANIAN ROYAL PALACE/EPA
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Amman's International Stadium on May 24. Andrew Medichini/POOL/AP
Pope Francis kisses a baby after giving a blessing upon his arrival to lead Mass at the Amman stadium. AMEL PAIN/EPA
Pope Francis rides in a golf cart with King Abdullah II of Jordan on May 24 as they visit Bethany, on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. SAMI KHAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Jordanians and Christians of various nationalities and denominations congregate at Amman's International Stadium on May 24 awaiting the Pope's arrival. Raad Adayleh/AP
Pope Francis meets King Abdullah II in Amman's Al Husseini Royal Palace on May 24. Andrew Medichini/POOL/AP
Pope Francis walks with Jordanian Prince Ghazi, chief adviser to the King of Jordan for Religious and Cultural Affairs, on May 24 as he arrives at the Amman airport. EPA/AMEL PAIN /LANDOV
Pope Francis arrives at the airport in Amman on May 24. ANDREW MEDICHINI/POOL/EPA/LANDOV
Pope Francis blesses a man as he greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Jordan on May 24. L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO/EPA/Landov