Israel Opens a Special Website for the Pope’s Visit

 (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

 The Government of Israel has just inaugurated a special website dedicated to the upcoming pilgimage of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Israel, set to take place between the 11th and 15th of May, 2009. 

The website, presented in eight languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, German and Hebrew), contains textual and audio-visual information on the Papal pilgrimage, Israel-Vatican relations, Christian communities in Israel and Christian holy sites throughout the country.  

The website will provide regular updates throughout the course of the visit. 

The website will also provide live broadcasts of events during the Pope’s pilgrimage, including a visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Memorial (11 May), masses at the Garden of Gethsemane (Jerusalem, 12 May) and at the Mount of the Precipice (Nazereth, 14 May), as well as visits to the site of the Last Supper (12 May), and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (15 May). 

The site may be accessed at the following address:

http://PopeinIsrael.org.il

 

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