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A Challenge to Occupation? Pope Francis to Visit Palestinian Refugees in West Bank


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A Challenge to Occupation? Pope Francis to Visit Palestinian Refugees in West Bank

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

On an upcoming trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is expected to prioritize his visit with Palestinians, including a refugee camp, in a move interpreted by many as a 'recognition' of a future Palestinian state.

The papal "pilgrimage of prayer" is set to begin in Jordan next Saturday. From there, Francis is expected to take a helicopter directly to Bethlehem before heading to east Jerusalem, both recognized by the international community as part of Palestine.