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Francis prays at the separation barrier on his way to a Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem (Photo: PA)

The Holy Father understands symbolism, and will realise the pressure he has put on Israel

Pope embraced Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud at sacred Jewish site

The Pope prays at Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial

Holy Father makes moving plea at Holocaust memorial

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (PA)

Historic moment comes fifty years after encounter between their predecessors

Pope Francis is greeted by young people during a meeting in the Deheishe  Refugee Camp (CNS)

Francis was speaking during visit to the Deheishe Refugee Camp

Pope Francis with Israeli President Shimon Peres,  and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at Ben Gurion airport (PA)

Tears and cheers as Pope Francis arrives by helicopter in Tel Aviv

Pope Francis stands with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as they meet outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I make Common Declaration after meeting today

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Bethlehem Mass was the only Mass for local Christians during Pope’s Holy Land visit

Pope Francis prays beside the River Jordan (AP)

Pontiff blesses Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan at end of first day of Holy Land trip

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Amman's International Stadium (AP)

Congregation of 300,000 attend papal Mass in Amman’s International Stadium