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Old 03-09-2009, 07:59 PM
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Pope Benedict XVI visits Jordan: May 8-11, 2009

Papal visit ‘primarily spiritual’

The pontiff confirmed his May 8-15 visit to Jordan and the Holy Land during the end of his customary Sunday Angelus prayer through a live TV broadcast from the Vatican on Sunday.

. . . The visit to Jordan will be His Holiness' 12th international visit and the first to an Arab country since he became Pope in April 2005.

. . . Bishop Selim Sayegh, the Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan, noted that the pilgrimage to Jordan is an assent to the invitation extended by His Majesty King Abdullah. He pointed out Jordan's biblical significance as a "blessed and holy land".

"The invitation from His Majesty was delivered personally to Pope Benedict XVI by Her Majesty Queen Rania during her private audience with His Holiness in 2007," Jordan Times
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:29 AM
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Jordan hopes pilgrims will follow papal lead - Article
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:30 AM
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Jordan King Breaking Precedent to Greet Pope

The spokesman noted that King Abdallah II will welcome the Pontiff at the airport where he is scheduled to arrive at 2:30 p.m.. And in a particularly unusual gesture, he and Queen Rania will again accompany the Holy Father to the airport when he leaves on Monday.

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:06 AM
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A look at the main events scheduled for Pope Benedict XVI's first visit to the Holy Land:

Main scheduled events on pope's Holy Land tour

Pope starts visit to the Kingdom tomorrow

Jordan News Agency - Petra - Pope starts visit to the Kingdom tomorrow (Petra)
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:29 AM
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Highlights of pope's Holy Land tour
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Jordan King Breaking Precedent to Greet Pope

The spokesman noted that King Abdallah II will welcome the Pontiff at the airport where he is scheduled to arrive at 2:30 p.m.. And in a particularly unusual gesture, he and Queen Rania will again accompany the Holy Father to the airport when he leaves on Monday.

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania did the same when Pope John Paul II went to Jordan.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:08 PM
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Detailed programme of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI May 10–13 visit to Jordan.

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Old 05-08-2009, 08:48 AM
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COPE - El rey Abdalá II y la reina Rania reciben a Benedicto XVI en el aeropuerto de Ammán

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:11 AM
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:19 AM
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Queen Rania looks great.

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Old 05-08-2009, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the pics.... I am happy with this visit of Pope... and Queen Rania looks really beautiful !!
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I saw arriving of Pope in polish tv. Sadly without the sound Queen Rania looks very good.
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King, Queen, Hussein, Hashem Iman and Salma with Pope.
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Jordan's King Abdullah II (front-R), his wife Queen Rania and their children welcome Pope Benedict XVI (R) upon his arrival at the royal palace in Amman on May 8, 2009. Pope Benedict XVI underlined his "deep respect" for Islam in Jordan, on his first trip as pontiff to an Arab state, and stressed that religious freedom is a fundamental human right.
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Jordan queen all a-Twitter over papal visit

AMMAN (AFP) - Jordan's Queen Rania "twittered" on the social online network about Pope Benedict XVI's first ever visit to an Arab country on Friday, as the pontiff kicked off a regional tour... - Article

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More pics Pope with King Abdullah´s family at King Hussein Mosque:
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I watched the event on tv ......... i am happy to see the Pope in jordan
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