Pope Takes off Shoes to Enter Dome of the Rock

Monday, 26 May 2014 08:44 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

 Pope Francis has entered the Dome of the Rock, the iconic shrine located at the third-holiest spot in Islam, on the third and final day of his Mideast pilgrimage.

Francis took off his shoes on Monday to step into the gold-topped dome, which enshrines the rock where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven.

Francis: Who Is Pope Francis? Book Reveals the Man

The mosque complex, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, is at the heart of the territorial and religious disputes between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Francis was meeting with the grand mufti of Jerusalem before going to pray at the Western Wall, the only remains of the biblical Second Temple and the holiest place where Jews can pray.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Pentagon: Airstrikes in Syria Aimed at Stopping 'Imminent' Attack Plot on Homeland

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 06:15 AM

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and t . . .

US, Partners Start Airstrikes in Syria

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 21:46 PM

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a m . . .

Islamic State Group Calls for Attacking Civilians

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 11:05 AM

Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, th . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved