Pope Francis Heads To Jerusalem For Next Stop On Trip To Middle East

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The City of Jerusalem was highly anticipating Pope Francis’ visit Sunday, and some New Yorkers visiting Israel said the city was already gridlocked ahead of the Pontiff’s arrival.

« Oh my gosh the traffic here is already — I can’t imagine that it gets worse. Especially when they close down the street,” said New York City resident Susan Wiener.

“I’m glad the pope is coming here, but we’re really concerned with getting around,” said Michael Wiener.

Pope Francis was mobbed during his first appearance in Jordan Saturday as he embarked on a three-day tour in the Middle East, CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported.

He was cheered wildly when he entered a stadium in Amman, pausing to kiss babies before holding Mass for the gathered thousands.

Following the service, Pope Francis visited with Syrian refugees who fled to Jordan to escape the war in their country.

He then spent a…

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