LIVE: Pope Francis continues busy schedule on last day of Holy Land trip

After visiting the Western Wall, Mount Herzel, the Yad Vashem museum and a memorial for Israeli terror victims, pope meets with Chief Rabbis, Peres and Netanyahu.

The third and final day of Pope Francis's Holy Land visit on Monday was by far his busiest one.



Pope in Israel

After a packed morning that included back-to-back visits to the Western Wall, Israel's Memorial for Terror Victims, Mount Herzl and the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, the pope headed to Heichal Shlomo ("Palace of Salomon") in Jerusalem to meet with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau.


He then made his way to the President's Residence to meet with President Shimon Peres, following which Francis will make his way to the Vatican-owned Notre Dame complex for a private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



Just outside Jerusalem's Old City, the pope will then hold a private meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, followed by a meeting with priests and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives.


Before leaving Israel, the pope will hold Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land and the Papal Suite in the Room of the Cenacle in Jerusalem.


He will then head to Ben Gurion Airport for a farewell ceremony at 8 pm, after which he will make his way back to Rome.


פרסום ראשון: 05.26.14, 12:34
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