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Video: First day of Pope Francis' visit

A short video summary of the first day of Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land

"Invoke from God the gift of peace"

From the speech of Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on the second and final day of his visit to the Holy Land. He reiterated messages of fraternity, mutual respect and tolerance

From the speech of Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on the second and final day of his visit to the Holy Land. He reiterated messages of fraternity, mutual respect and tolerance

The Pope's pilgrimage in pictures

Follow Pope Francis on his exciting pilgrimage to the Holy Land

 

 

 

Blessed by the Pope

While on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land Pope Francis blessed the Tabernacle of the "Duc in Altum" Church in the Magdala Center

On May 26th in Jerusalem, during his historic visit to the Holy Land, His Holiness Pope Francis blessed the tabernacle of the “Duc in Altum” Church in the Magdala Center, a pilgrimage and spirituality center on the shores of the Lake of Galilee. The first phase of the Magdala Center was officially inaugurated on May 28th with a Mass presided by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal in the Spirituality Center.  The tabernacle blessed by Pope Francis was placed in the Church. 

Pope Francis in the Holy Land

Pope Francis arrived in Israel and implored its leaders to leave no stone unturned in their quest for peace

Pope Francis arrived in Israel and implored its leaders to leave no stone unturned in their quest for peace

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Capture the spirit of the Pope's Pilgrimage and win!

Enter the contest and win a gift set of Dead Sea products!

 

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Holy Sites to be Visited by Pope Francis on His Historic Holy Land Pilgrimage

During his historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis will visit many of the most sacred sites and meaningful landmarks in and around the holy city of Jerusalem

 

During his historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land (May 25-26, 2014), Pope Francis will visit many of the most sacred sites and meaningful landmarks in and around the holy city of Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion and the Cenacle, the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame Center, Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl, Heichal Shlomo and the Western Wall.

 

May 25, 2014

 

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher (7:00 p.m.)

We Have a Winner!

Meet the winner of the Holy Land Pilgrimage contest: Gustavo Adolfo Franco Picaza (22) from Venezuela. He will visit the Holy Land this month along with Pope Francis
We are delighted to introduce the winner of the Holy Land Pilgrimage contest: Gustavo Adolfo Franco Picaza. Gustavo is 22 years old, and lives in Venezuela. As the winner of our contest, he will visit the Holy Land this month along with Pope Francis.
 

Here's what Gustavo had to say after hearing that he was the winner:

Program for the Pope’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Pope Francis will be landing in the Holy Land on Sunday, May 25, 2014 and staying through Monday, May 26th. While in Jerusalem, the Pope will celebrate Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land

Pope Francis will be landing in the Holy Land on Sunday, May 25, 2014 and staying through Monday, May 26th.  While in Jerusalem, the Pope will celebrate Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land.

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

16:30 – Arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport. Open coverage; details to be issued separately. Discourse of the Holy Father

17:45 – Arrival at the helipad of Jerusalem on Mount Scopus