Pope Francis Arrives In West Bank Town Of Bethlehem

May 25, 2014 11:22 AM

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hide captionPope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas review troops as they arrive at the presidential palace in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Pope Francis gave symbolic approval to Palestinian hopes for an independent state as he arrived in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Sunday. The pope is on the second day of his Mideast trip, which began Saturday with a stop in Jordan.

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