Pope, Peres to make simultaneous announcement about Papal visit to Israel

By
March 7, 2009 20:34

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

At his weekly Sunday sermon in the Vatican today, Pope Benedict XVI is expected to make an official announcement concerning his upcoming visit to the Holy Land. The announcement is scheduled for 1 p.m. Israel time, when President Shimon Peres will officially make a similar announcement. The Pope is coming to Israel as the President's guest and it was agreed between the Vatican and Beit Hanassi that the announcement would be made simultaneously by the pope and the president. The pope is expected to arrive in Israel on May 10, and will tour Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem, all of which have particular significance for the Catholic Church. However, Peres, who will be visiting the Upper Galilee on Sunday, will not make the announcement from Beit Hanassi in Jerusalem, but from the Roaring Lion plaza at Tel Hai, which is about as symbolic as he can get under the circumstances, given that the lion is the official symbol of Jerusalem.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN