One of the aims of the visit is to learn more about the impact of the Syrian crisis throughout the region and to discuss how schools and churches can link up.
'We need to let those who are new citizens to this bickering Ireland look critically at us and help us to become a rather different Ireland': Archbishop Jackson.
Church of Ireland archbishop describes Jesuit priest as "a sign of ecumenical respectfulness and a form of spiritual reconciliation in a post-Troubles Ireland".
Christians in the Middle and Near East "endure and sustain unspeakable human suffering and degradation, intimidation and displacement" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.
"Many reflective Catholics are taking up the scriptures because there they find that nourishment that keeps them in a faithful relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit."