Pope Francis has arrived in the West Bank to start the most politically sensitive part of his visit to the Middle East.
Church officials say his three-day tour of the region, which began in Jordan on Saturday, is purely focused on religious issues.
The Pope flew to Bethlehem by helicopter, becoming the first Pontiff to travel directly to the West Bank rather than enter via Israel - a decision hailed by Palestinian officials as a recognition of their push for full statehood.
He is due to celebrate an open-air Mass in Bethlehem's Manger Square, close to where Christians believe Jesus was born.
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