Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pope could visit Israel, Jordan in May 2009

19:01 | 16/ 12/ 2008

VATICAN, December 16 (RIA Novosti) - Pope Benedict XVI may visit Jordan on May 8 and Israel on May 11-15 next year, Italy's Il Foglio newspaper said on Tuesday.

The pope has long been expected to pay a visit to the Holy Land. However, the trip has yet to be officially announced.

During the visit, he is expected to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Palestinian West Bank authorities and conduct services in Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem. The pope will also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.


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