Pope Francis looked to Palestine once more from the Vatican Sunday where he made examples of two women who were nuns before they died.
Both are the first saints from the region since the early centuries of Christianity. Official saints that is.
It is an affirmation of national identity.
Of roots and relationships.
Just hours before the Pope will sign its first treaty, "State of Palestine."
Like a shepherd watching his flock. The good pope after the Good Shepherd.