Sunday, March 22, 2009

Africa & Israel Papal Updates


H/T Weasel Zippers

The Jerusalem Post is divulging Benedict XVI's travel arrangements from Israel:

El Al will be flying Pope Benedict XVI and his entourage from the Holy Land back to Rome on May 15, when his historic visit to Jordan, the Palestinian-controlled areas and Israel ends.

The special flight from Ben-Gurion Airport to Rome will be on a Boeing 777 that will bear the Vatican logo.

Benedict plans to visit the region from May 8-15, stopping first in Jordan. He will arrive in Israel on May 11.

The pontiff's trip will include visits to the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, as well as Jesus' birthplace in Bethlehem, Nazareth, and the site on the Jordan River where, according to tradition, Jesus was baptized. He will conduct a mass in the Galilee and spend his last day here praying at various holy sites in Jerusalem. (Read entire article)

Pope Benedict XVI speaks to Cameroon's President Paul Biya (L), as Biya's wife Chantal applauds, at the international airport in Yaounde. Pope Benedict arrived in Africa on Tuesday on his first trip to the continent as pontiff, seeking support for the continent during the world economic crisis and hoping to encourage peace and help tackle corruption. PHOTO/ REUTERS

Some have inquired about Cameroon First Lady Chantal Biya and I am providing the following links of background information and pictures here, here, here, and here.

Source: Vatican You Tube

Click here for a The Jerusalem Post video regarding the upcoming Papal visit to Israel.

Source: Apostleship of Prayer

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