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The pope arrived Monday at the Al-Aqsa compound to meet with the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein. (Source: Pool/CNN) The pope arrived Monday at the Al-Aqsa compound to meet with the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein. (Source: Pool/CNN)
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JERUSALEM (Pool/CNN) - Pope Francis is on the final day of his historic trip to the Middle East.

The pope arrived Monday at the Al-Aqsa compound to meet with the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein.

The pontiff's day includes a visit to the Western Wall, the Yad Vashem holocaust museum and a meeting with the Israeli prime minister.

This comes one day after Pope Francis thrilled Palestinians in the West Bank with his symbolic embrace of a Palestinian state.

Over the weekend, he invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents for a meeting at the Vatican sometime next month.

Palestinian officials say they've accepted the invitation.

The office of the Israeli president says it was appreciated and that "President Peres has always supported, and will continue to support any attempts to progress the cause of peace."

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