Saturday, September 09, 2006

Pope makes 'personal' German trip

The Pope's visit is eagerly awaited by many in his homeland.

BBC News
Last Updated: Saturday, 9 September 2006, 14:07 GMT 15:07 UK

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in southern Germany for a six-day visit to his homeland, Bavaria.

He landed in Munich, where he will hold an open-air mass for an expected 250,000 people on Sunday - one of three planned masses during his tour.

He is also due to visit the village of his birth, Marktl-am-Inn, and meet his brother, Georg, a retired priest.

This is the Pope's second visit to Germany and will be, says the Vatican, more spiritual and personal.


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