WorldViews: How Pope Francis following in the footsteps of Pope Paul VI

By Washington Post, May 25, 2014

JERUSALEM — Everyone is touting the visit this weekend of Pope Francis to the Holy Land as a trip of firsts — first time visiting as pope, first time recognizing the State of Palestine, first time laying a wreath at the grave of Herzl, the founder of Zionism, first time traveling with non-Christians -- but the current pontiff might have trouble living up to the standard set by his predecessor Pope Paul VI, who, according to historic footage, was the first Catholic leader to set foot in the Holy Land in almost 2000 years when he arrived here in January 1964.

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