Pope to head to Holy Land in May
January 6 , 2014
Pope Francis has made it official that he'll be traveling to Israel, Jordan and the West Bank in May. This marks the pontiff's first trip to the region as well as his only one planned as of now for 2014.
The main reason for his visit is the 50th anniversary of the important meeting between the then-spiritual leader of the world named Ecumenical Patriarch Atengora and Pope Paul VI in Jerusalem.
Francis will celebrate Mass along with the current patriarch, Bartholomew at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is believed to be the place where Jesus was crucified and buried.