13 May 2009

Pope in Jerusalem

8:47 am on 13 May 2009

Pope Benedict has been visiting sites in Jerusalem holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians in a symbolic gesture to encourage peacemaking between Palestinians and Israelis.

He became the first Pope to enter the Dome of the Rock, where Muslims believe the prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven.

The Pope then prayed at the Western Wall, which Jews revere as the remains of an ancient temple complex.