Pope's Holy Land Pilgrimage

A M M A N, Jordan, March 20-21- The Papal Pilgrimage, began in JORDAN


Pope John Paul II finished his visit to Mount Nebo by climbing on a platform at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Here, the pontiff looks across the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem and Bethlem as a Franciscan monk points out the Dead Sea and Israel.

Where Jesus Was Baptized
In Jordan, on his last stop before embarking for Israel, John Paul II prayed on the east bank of the Jordan River, where many believe Jesus was baptized.


Next Stop: Israel
T E L  A V I V, Israel, March 21
Peace as God’s Gift Pope John Paul II called repeatedly for peace and reconciliation among the three great religions linked to the same holy lands: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
 In an apparent reference to the peace process, John Paul referred to Weizman as "a man of peace and a peacemaker."

"We all know how urgent is the need for peace and justice, not just for Israel alone, but for the entire region," the pope said.

The Pope Goes to Bethlehem

B E T H L E H E M, West Bank, March 22 Near the birthplace of Jesus, Pope John Paul II injected himself into a deep political debate, hailing the Palestinian people, observing their plight as refugees and saying they have a right to a homeland.

After touring Bethlehem, where Jesus is said to have been born in a stable and then placed in a manger, the pope began an hourlong tour of nearby Dheishehrefugee camp, where he viewed the cramped living conditions of the 10,000 people there.

Kissing Palestinian Soil
Earlier, John Paul — who has often spoken out on behalf of the burdened and downtrodden — kissed a bowl of soil from the Palestinian territories — something he usually does only for sovereign states.

Pope Speaks to Palestinian Refugees, Protesters Stone Police

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat salutes during a welcoming ceremony for Pope John Paul II in Bethlehem. The pontiff celebrated Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square.

BETHLEHEM(March 23) - Pope John Paul II was warmly received by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in Bethlehem , on an historic visit that Palestinians hoped would give a significant boost to their drive toward statehood.

JERUSALEM (March 23)-Historic papal visit to "Yad Vashem "

Visit to Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. John Paul visit Yad Vashem, to remember the Holocaust Martyrs'.


After Days of Politics, Pope’s Trip Regains Spiritual Purpose

J E R U S A L E M, March 24 After a week of steps laden with political overtones, Pope John Paul II stood firmly on religious ground today, giving a sermon on the mount where Jesus is said to have preached.

Pope John Paul II, with a huge portrait depicting Jesus behind him, sits on the altar at Korazim, near the sea of Galilee. The pope preached at the site where Jesus is said to have given his Sermon on the Mount.

SATURDAY, March 25----Nazareth. Mass in Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Pope John Paul II holds up a Bible during Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

J E R U S A L E M, March 26 — Winding down his Hold Land pilgrimage, Pope John Paul II ventured into Jerusalem’s Old City to tour some of the most revered religious sites in the world.
    The pope prayed at Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall, and in an unprecedented gesture of reconciliation asked Jews to forgive centuries of Christian sins against their people.
    The leader of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics walked with the aid of a cane to the wall, a remnant of the perimeter of the Jewish Second Temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.


Meets Muslim Leader
Earlier, the pope also met the city’s Muslim grand mufti on a tour of sites sacred to Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
   Ikrema Sabri, the leading Muslim cleric in the contested city, welcomed the pope at his office on the sprawling al-Haram al-Sharif complex — the site of Islam’s al-Aqsa mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock.

J E R U S A L E M, March 26 Pope John Paul II completed his pilgrimage in the Holy Land on solid spiritual footing as he made a highly touching, unscheduled return visit back to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for a final .

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