May 13, 2013
A Franciscan monk holds his cameras as he waits for the arrival of Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy, May 1. At his meeting with Peres the previous day, Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit the Holy Land.

CNS PHOTO | MAX ROSSI, REUTERS

Waiting for Shimon

A Franciscan monk holds his cameras as he waits for the arrival of Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy, May 1.

At his meeting with Peres the previous day, Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit the Holy Land.