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Pope shown model of Temple Mount

Before making it to the wall, Francis is given a short historical briefing on the site, from Solomon’s temple to Herod’s renovation of the Second Temple, which gave Jews the Western Wall, part of the the retaining wall for the site.

The pope is shown a 3-D model of the site, while told in English about the history of the site and where he is standing.

The pope getting a historical briefing of the Western Wall. (screen capture: Vatican TV)
The pope getting a historical briefing of the Western Wall. (screen capture: Vatican TV)

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