Pope calls for Palestinian State

Pope Benedict XVI has offered his support for the Palestinians' right to a homeland as he continues his Middle East tour in the West Bank.

Read more on BBC world news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8047134.stm

David Willey, BBC News, Bethlehem:
It's Christmas all over again in Bethlehem this fine May day. O Come All Ye Faithful and Gloria In Excelsis rang out over Manger Square as Pope Benedict celebrated mass for an enthusiastic congregation of several thousand Palestinian Christians and Catholic Pilgrims from as far away as Vietnam.

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