Pope Francis visits Jewish and Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem (photos and videos)By Mason White 2:31 PM May 26, 2014
|Pope Francis at the Western Wall|
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Pope Francis scrambled on Monday to visit the most holy sites in Jerusalem, photos and videos uploaded to the Internet showed.
The pope walked on a diplomatic tightrope, when visiting Muslim and Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem, on the last day of his tour of the Middle East.
The pope is rounding off a whirlwind tour after issuing a unique invitation to the presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray with him in the Vatican to end its “increasingly unacceptable” conflict. Pope Francis had promised that during the three-day pilgrimage he will stay away from political issues.
However, he condemned anti-Semitism, religious intolerance and those behind the conflicts in the Middle East. The pope visited the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.