Pope Honors Zionist Founder After Hailing Palestinian Statehood

May 25, 2014 9:20 PM

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Pope Francis will lay a wreath at the grave of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl in Jerusalem today, following a visit to Bethlehem where he endorsed Palestinian statehood and prayed for an end to Arab-Israeli conflict.

“The time has come to put an end to this situation which has become increasingly unacceptable,” Francis said yesterday upon arriving in the West Bank city revered as the birthplace of Jesus. “The time has come for everyone to find the courage to be generous and creative in the service of the common ...

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