Pope to visit Jordan in May

  March 9, 2009 at 10:02 am by

Upon an invitation by His Majesty King Abdullah II, Pope Benedict XVI will start a four day visit to Jordan starting May 8. This will be the Pope’s first trip to the region as head of the Catholic Church. During the visit, King Abdullah will discuss the relations between the Kingdom and the Vatican as well as issues related to promoting inter-faith dialogue and Muslim-Christian coexistence.

The visit will be the third to Jordan by a sitting pope. Previoues visits took place in 1964 by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II in 2000.

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