Pope Francis will be the fourth pope to come to the Holy Land in modern times when he visits from May 24 to 26, 2014. Tradition names Saint Peter as the first Pope and he was from the Holy Land. Continue reading Popes in the Holy Land
Pope Francis made the announcement that he would visit the Holy Land on January 5, 2014. In the announcement, he said: “In the joyful atmosphere, typical of this Christmas season, I wish to announce that next May 24 to 26, God willing, I will be making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The main purpose is to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, which occurred exactly 50 years ago today, on January 5.” Continue reading Why is he coming to the Holy Land?
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church. His name, before adopting the name Francis when he became Pope, was Jorge Bergoglio. Continue reading Who is Pope Francis?