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balance of symbols

Associated Press

Pope Francis places a handwritten note with the "Our Father" prayer into the stones of the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites. He also prayed at the graffiti-scarred concrete barrier separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Story, 3A

For Palestinians

In Bethlehem, the pope singled out the plight of prisoners, a touchstone for Palestinians who consider even those who killed Israelis as heroic freedom fighters.

For Israelis

Francis stopped Monday at the Mount Herzl memorial to victims of terrorist attacks and at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

For peace

He invited Presidents Shimon Peres of Israel and Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to his apartment in the Vatican to pray together. Both men accepted.

balance of symbols 05/26/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 26, 2014 9:50pm]
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