» 04/23/2009, 00.00
JORDAN - VATICAN
Amman prepares to receive a pope for the third time
In the first Arab country to be visited by Benedict XVI, newspaper articles, a book, websites dedicated to the papal pilgrimage. Expectations of expressions of support for the presence of Christians, the peace process, and the opening of new paths of interreligious dialogue.
Pope: I pray for all women, for their dignity and value
Benedict XVI recalls "International Women's Day," and points to Mother Teresa as an example, together with the many women who work "in obscurity" for the good of humanity. The pontiff asks for prayers for his trips to Africa and the Holy Land. An appeal to include moments of prayer and silence during the season of Lent.
27/11/2008 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Benedict XVI will go to the Holy Land, possibly in May
The news has been released by Haaretz, and has been partly confirmed by the Israeli embassy to the Holy See, according to which "contacts" are underway for a "probable" visit of the pope next year.
19/03/2009 VATICAN - AFRICA
Pope: faith holds answer to those who want to impose the "reign of money"
On the feast of Saint Joseph, Benedict XVI tells fathers and mothers to look to the saint as an example of trust. In Cameroon, the presentation of the working document for the Synod for Africa. In a cordial meeting with Muslims, the pope again talks about faith and reason. "God loves you," he tells children who have been abused and forced to become soldiers.
20/05/2009 VATICAN-HOLY LAND
Peace is possible in the Holy Land, with the help of faith, says Pope
In his general audience, Benedict XVI retraces the steps of his recent trip to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Respect for religious freedom in Jordan. The Shoah, a “universal warning” that must nit be forgotten. The rejection of all violence. An appeal for communications: that “cyberspace maybe a place to promote a culture of respect, dialogue and authentic friendship”.
18/01/2008 VATICAN - HOLY LAND
Pope: May dialogue triumph in the Holy Land, and may there be true religious freedom everywhere
Receiving the bishops of the CELRA, Benedict XVI highlights his closeness to the Christians of the land where Jesus lived, and asks for support for those who decide to remain there. Their coexistence with Jews and Muslims could foster mutual understanding, "necessary to encourage ever greater respect for human dignity, the equality of rights and duties of persons and a renewed attention to the needs of all".
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