Sunday, April 26, 2009

Israel Ministry of Tourism: papal visit a "Bridge to Peace"

Benedict XVI's trip to the Holy Land next month is being formally billed by a website sponsored by the Israel's Ministry of Tourism as a "Bridge for Peace", reports Zenit News Service:
"Holy Land Pilgrimage: A Bridge for Peace" is the official slogan used on the ministry's official Web page of the Pope's May 11-15 visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

"His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI's pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a mission of peace and reconciliation," the site explains. "The Pontiff’s visit to Yad Vashem (The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority) in Jerusalem is another expression of his solidarity with the Jewish people and his acknowledgement of the horrors of the Holocaust."

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Michal Moreno -- who runs a very helpful website, Israel Travel Tips -- alerts us to the following video, produced by the Israeli Ministry for Tourism titled "An Intimate Journey to the Holy Land":

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