The Pope pays his respects at Western Wall amid disappointment over his Holocaust remarks





Pope Benedict visited holy sites in Jerusalem as part of a pilgrimage marred by Jewish disappointment over his remarks on the Holocaust.

The German-born pope visited the Western Wall, a remnant of the Roman-era Temple complex that is Judaism's holiest place, after meeting the Grand Mufti, Palestinians' senior Muslim cleric, at the Dome of the Rock which dominates the Old City.

With the mufti, he recalled the common roots of all three monotheistic religions in the story of Abraham and Jerusalem. He was due to place a written prayer in the Western Wall, a traditional gesture, and then to meet Israel's two chief rabbis.

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