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Jordan's King Abdullah (R) meets Pope Francis at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Jordan's King Abdullah (R) meets Pope Francis at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Jordan's King Abdullah (R) meets Pope Francis at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool
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Jordan's King Abdullah (center R) speaks with Pope Francis (center L) at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. Also pictured are Queen Rania (2nd R), Prince Hashem (R), Crown Prince Hussein (2nd L) and Princess Eyman. Pope Francis arrives in Jordan on Saturday to start an intense three-day trip to the Middle East, bringing hope to the dwindling Christian population and an appeal to members of all religions to work together for peace. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Jordan's King Abdullah (center R) speaks with Pope Francis (center L) at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. Also pictured are Queen Rania (2nd R), Prince Hashem (R), Crown Prince Hussein (2nd L) and Princess Eyman. Pope Francis arrives in Jordan...more

Jordan's King Abdullah (center R) speaks with Pope Francis (center L) at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. Also pictured are Queen Rania (2nd R), Prince Hashem (R), Crown Prince Hussein (2nd L) and Princess Eyman. Pope Francis arrives in Jordan on Saturday to start an intense three-day trip to the Middle East, bringing hope to the dwindling Christian population and an appeal to members of all religions to work together for peace. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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Pope Francis speaks to Muslim clerics at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis speaks to Muslim clerics at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis speaks to Muslim clerics at the Royal Palace in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool
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Pope Francis (2nd L) is welcomed by Jordan's Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (R) upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Pope Francis (2nd L) is welcomed by Jordan's Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (R) upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Pope Francis (2nd L) is welcomed by Jordan's Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (R) upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Pope Francis (C) is greeted by Christian and Muslim leaders upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Pope Francis (C) is greeted by Christian and Muslim leaders upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Pope Francis (C) is greeted by Christian and Muslim leaders upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Pope Francis steps off his plane upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Pope Francis steps off his plane upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Pope Francis steps off his plane upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Pope Francis (3rd R) reviews the honour guard upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (3rd R) reviews the honour guard upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (3rd R) reviews the honour guard upon his arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool
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Pope Francis (R) greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (R) greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (R) greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool
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Pope Francis (R) greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (R) greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (R) greets journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool
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Jordan's Bedouin guard of honour greets Jordan's King Abdullah (back, center R) and Pope Francis (back, center L) during a welcoming ceremony in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Jordan's Bedouin guard of honour greets Jordan's King Abdullah (back, center R) and Pope Francis (back, center L) during a welcoming ceremony in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Jordan's Bedouin guard of honour greets Jordan's King Abdullah (back, center R) and Pope Francis (back, center L) during a welcoming ceremony in Amman May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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Jordan's King Abdullah (C) and Queen Rania (R) walk with Pope Francis (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Jordan's King Abdullah (C) and Queen Rania (R) walk with Pope Francis (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Jordan's King Abdullah (C) and Queen Rania (R) walk with Pope Francis (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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Pope Francis talks to journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis talks to journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis talks to journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano
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Pope Francis (R) talks to journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (R) talks to journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

Pope Francis (R) talks to journalists aboard the papal flight on his way to Amman, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool
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Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane at Fiumicino airport in Rome May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane at Fiumicino airport in Rome May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane at Fiumicino airport in Rome May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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