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The Pope Will Visit The Holy Land In May

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26.

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The tour will be the Pope's first visit to the area as Pontiff. He announced the trip to thousands of people in St. Peter's Square during his Sunday address.

Bless the land where you chose to come into the world, and grant a favourable outcome to the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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