From left, Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Benedict XVI, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gather at the Aida Refugee camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. In the background is part of the separation barrier Israel has erected to wall off the West Bank's Palestinian areas.
From left, Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Benedict XVI, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gather at the Aida Refugee camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. In the background is part of the separation barrier Israel has erected to wall off the West Bank's Palestinian areas. Kobi Gideon/Flash 90/MCT
From left, Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Benedict XVI, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gather at the Aida Refugee camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. In the background is part of the separation barrier Israel has erected to wall off the West Bank's Palestinian areas. Kobi Gideon/Flash 90/MCT

At symbol of Israeli-Palestinian divide, pope calls for healing

May 13, 2009 5:18 PM