Pope briefed on history of the Two Temples

JERUSALEM (TNA)– After a visit at the Dome of the Rock and after descending from the Temple Mount Pope Francis visited the Western Wall (Kotel) on Monday (May 26), where he prayed and placed a note among the Kotel’s stones.


Before approaching the Holy site the Pope received a briefing on the history of the Temple Mount by a guide using a three dimensional map. The Pope heard of the two Jewish Temples, their destruction, and the evolving architecture of the Temple Mount.


Pope Francis was then addressed by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Kotel and the Holy Sites, and heard him speak proudly of the Jews’ history, of their exile and redemption.

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