Pope thanks Jordan for refugee help
Published 24/05/2014 | 11:12
His comments come as he began a three-day visit to the Middle East
Pope Francis also lauded Jordan for the "serene coexistence" enjoyed by Christians and Muslims in the country and called for greater protections for minority Christians across the region in prepared remarks to King Abdullah II and Jordanian political and religious leaders at the royal palace.
During the flight from Rome, Francis told reporters the intense trip would be "very challenging" but rewarding.