Pope Francis visits Israel on tour of Holy Land

May 25, 2014 9:02 PM

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Pope Francis landed Sunday afternoon at Ben Gurion International Airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on the third stop of his visit to the Holy Land.

Francis arrived by Jordanian air force helicopter from the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, where he met earlier in the day with President Mahmoud Abbas and presided at a Mass attended by some 8,000 believers on Nativity Square.

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