Pope Francis Debarks on Trip to the Middle East

The pontiff begins three-day journey to Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.
1:50 | 05/24/14

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We'll turn overseas now. Pope Francis has arrived in the middle east to begin a historic visit, his first as head of the Roman catholic church. The journey is sure to test his diplomatic skills. Terry Moran is covering the visit and joins us from Jerusalem. Good morning. Pope Francis plunged into the brief and intense trip to the holy land. He's brought that openness that made him a rock star. He left from the plane and tweeted asking people to pray for him. He told reporters my heart beats and is looking for love on this trip. The arrive in Amman, a quiet scene, greeted by dignitaries and small children and by his own request, giving the security team nightmares, pope Francis traveled through an open car to the royal palace. Security in Jordan, which is always pretty tight has been toughened even more. Jordanian officials, in fact all of the officials in these countries that he's going to be visiting. Determined nothing untoward is going to happen to him. Pope Francis will meet with the king and queen of Jordan then sigh a has at the stadium. 25,000 people expected. And later today meet with Syrian refugees, the cause of humanitarian capacity in Syria, very close to pope Francis' heart. What's happening in Syria, just one of the conflicts ravaging this, the holyland. It's a challenging trip for him in the Palestinian territories and here to Israel Monday. Dan and bianna? Thank you. And that decision to ride in an open vehicle is one making a lot of people very nervous this morning.

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