Pope Francis visits Holy Land

Published: May 24 2014 03:49:24 PM EDT   Updated On: May 25 2014 03:26:10 PM EDT

Pope Francis is on a three-day trip to the Holy Land, which is taking him to Jordan, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It's the first such trip for Francis as leader of the Roman Catholic Church and just the fourth for any pontiff in the modern era.

Pope Francis arrives in Jordan
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Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman May 24, 2014. Pope Francis arrives in Jordan on Saturday to start an intense three-day trip to the Middle East, bringing hope to the dwindling Christian population and an appeal to members of all religions to work together for peace.

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