Consulate General of Israel releases Facebook application for pope visit

The Consulate General of Israel in New York has released a Facebook application to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Israel this week. According to a statement released Sunday, the application, called 'Holy Land Trivia: From Creation to Creativity,' aims to help users "discover the country's holy places and modern sites." The program includes pictures of different places in Israel, a user-comment section, and three multiple-choice quizzes. The project's initiator, David Saranga, said, "Many people hear about Israel and the Holy Land in an abstract sense and we want to help develop their connection to the real place. We want to help people on Facebook appreciate the many sites in the Holy Land, including the Temple Mount, Bahai Gardens, and the Bauhaus buildings of Tel Aviv's White City, and share what they learn with their friends." The pope will be in Israel from May 11-15.