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Pope Francis Underlines ‘Universal Value’ of Jerusalem in Speech to Palestinians

John TheodorOld City Jerusalem in a sunset haze with Mount Zion abbey, where King David’s tomb is located, and the Temple Mount with Dome of the Rock.

Jerusalem, the Pope added, is also where ‘the Church was born, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples gathered in prayer with the Virgin Mary and sent them forth to proclaim to all peoples the message of salvation.’