Pope Francis stops at Israeli separation barrier to pray

Pope Francis makes a brief stop at the Israeli separation barrier surrounding three sides of Bethlehem and bowed his head in a silent prayer.

Pope Francis briefly prays at the Israeli separation barrier surrounding three sides of Bethlehem.
Pope Francis briefly prays at the Israeli separation barrier surrounding three sides of Bethlehem. Credit: REUTERS/Mheisen Amareen
Pope Francis then headed to Bethlehem's Manger Square to conduct an open-air Mass.
Pope Francis then headed to Bethlehem's Manger Square to conduct an open-air Mass. Credit: RTV

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