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Pope Francis toured the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem on Monday and called for 'respect and love' between Jews and Muslims. (May 26)

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Jerusalem - 26 May, 2014

1. Tracking shot of Pope Francis walking outside of Dome of the Rock and shaking hands with Muslim leaders

2. Zoom-in to Pope Francis inside Dome of the Rock

3. Wide of Pope Francis at Dome of the Rock entrance

4. Close of Pope Francis putting on his shoes

5. Tracking shot of Pope Francis walking at the Noble Sanctuary or the Temple Mount as it is known to Jews

STORYLINE

Pope Francis called for "respect and love" between the Abrahamic religions on Monday as he neared the end of his three-day trip to the region with a visit to an iconic shrine located at the third-holiest spot in Islam.

Francis took off his shoes to enter the Dome of the Rock, the gold-topped dome which enshrines the rock where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven.

He was accompanied by Sheik Omar Abboud of the Islamic Centre of Buenos Aires and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, both of whom are friends of the Pope from Argentina and who are travelling with him on his trip to the Middle East.

Speaking to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other Muslim authorities, Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to refer not just to his "dear friends" but "dear brothers."

"May we respect and love one another like brothers and sisters," he said.

"May we learn to understand the suffering of others! May no one abuse the name of God through violence."

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 neighbours.

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