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Pope Francis arrives in Jordan for Mideast trip

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 18:34

Pope Francis arrived today in Jordan, kicking off a three-day trip to the Middle East that will see him get a firsthand look at the plight of Syrian refugees and witness the toll the civil war next door is taking on Jordan.

Pope begins Middle East pilgrimage in Jordan

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 15:09

Pope Francis headed for Jordan today at the start of a Middle East tour aimed at boosting ties with Muslims and Jews as well as easing an age-old rift within Christianity.