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Plans taking shape for Pope's May visit to Holy Land

Catholic World News - February 11, 2009

During his May visit to Israel and Palestine, Pope Benedict XVI will visit Bethlehem and Nazareth, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, and a mosque in Jordan, according to journalist Andrea Tornielli of Il Giornale. The respected Vatican-watcher said that the possible outbreak of violence in the region could still endanger plans for the papal trip. The Vatican has not yet confirmed the plans.

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