Pope Makes Surprise Stop to Pray At Bethlehem Separation Wall

May 25, 2014 8:09 PM

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The unscripted move cheers Palestinians already encouraged by pontiff's support of State of Palestine, before moving on to Israel for a day

Pope Francis stopped his motorcade between scheduled events in Bethlehem on Sunday to pray before the massive concrete separation barrier that divides the Palestinian city from Israel, which erected the controversial wall a decade ago.

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