PAPAL VISIT TO MIDDLE EAST

A selection of images from Pope Francis’ visit to the Middle East
  • Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in Bethlehem
    Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in Bethlehem
  • Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Pope Francis as he visits the memorial monument commemorating victims of terrorist acts on Mount Herz
    Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Pope Francis as he visits the memorial monument commemorating victims of terrorist acts on Mount Herz
  • Pope Francis worships at the Stone of Anointing at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
    Pope Francis worships at the Stone of Anointing at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
  • Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank
    Pope Francis arrives in Manger Square to take part in a Mass held at the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank
  • Pope Francis visits the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel
    Pope Francis visits the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel
  • Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afteroon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land
    Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afteroon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land
  • Pope Francis celebrates mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem
    Pope Francis celebrates mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem
  • Pope Francis is greeted by children from nearby Palestinian refugee camps on his visit to Dheisheh camp, outside Bethlehem
    Pope Francis is greeted by children from nearby Palestinian refugee camps on his visit to Dheisheh camp, outside Bethlehem
  • Crowds gather near the Nativity Church, Bethlehem ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis
    Crowds gather near the Nativity Church, Bethlehem ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis
  • Pope Francis inspects an honour guard upon his arrival to the West Bank
    Pope Francis inspects an honour guard upon his arrival to the West Bank


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