Apostolic Journey to the Holy Land (May 24-26, 2014)

Author: Pope Francis

Pilgrimage of His Holiness to the Holy Land, May 24 - 26, 2014

Pope Francis

At the Angelus on 5 January 2014, the Holy Father announced his intention of visiting the Holy Land. "The main purpose is to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, which took place on [this day] 50 years ago. I will stop in three places: Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Three days. At the Holy Sepulchre we will celebrate an Ecumenical Meeting with all the representatives of the Christian Churches of Jerusalem, together with Patriarch Bartholomaios of Constantinople."

Courtesy Visit to the King and Queen of Jordan and Meeting with the Authorities (24 May 2014)

Holy Mass, International Stadium, Amman Jordan (24 May 2014)

Prayer at the Place of Jesus' Baptism and Meeting with Refugees and Disabled Young People (24 May 2014)

Welcoming Ceremony and Courtesy Visit to the President of Palestine & Meeting with Authorities (25 May 2014)

Holy Mass and Regina Coeli in Manger Square, Bethlehem (25 May 2014)

Welcoming Ceremony upon arrival in Israel (25 May 2014)

Ecumenical Celebration on the 50th Anniversary of the Meeting between
Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras (25 May 2014)

Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (26 May 2014)

Visit to the Western Wall; Visit to Yad Vashem (26 May 2014)

Courtesy Visit to the Chief Rabbis of Israel

Courtesy Visit to the President of the State of Israel

Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians (26 May 2014)

Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land (26 May 2014)

To Journalists on the Return Flight from the Holy Land (26 May 2014)

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