Misc: Pope Francis to Meet Sex Abuse Victims & Photos from His Pilgrimage

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Pope Francis kisses a Holocaust survivor's hand

“When a priest commits abuse, he betrays the Lord’s body.”

In the photo above Pope Francis kisses a Holocaust survivor’s hand in Jerusalem. On his way back from his trip to the Holy Land, a visibly tired Pope Francis gave an interview on the plane. Read the entire text of his remarks from Vatican Insider here: Pope Francis to Meet Sex Abuse VictimsBelow photos from his pilgrimage.

Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch

Praying with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Kissing the stone on which the body of Jesus was laid.


Pope Francis at Western Wall

Praying at the Western Wall the holiest site in all of Judaism.



Pope Francis embraces his friends Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud at the Western Wall.