Pope to travel to Holy Land, Jordan in May amid new US-backed Israeli-Palestinian peace push

  • by: NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 5, 2014 - 1:25 PM

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis says his upcoming trip to the Holy Land aims to boost relations with Orthodox Christians. But the three-day visit in May also underscores Francis' close ties to the Jewish community, his outreach to Muslims and the Vatican's longstanding call for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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