And in May Pope Benedict XVI will be flying to the Holy Land! From Jordan he will arrive in Israel and visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Nazareth. He comes as a pilgrim and not as a head of state; he will try to make it a spiritual journey, not a political one.
We welcome His Holiness.
This big Vatican property is the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center. (More information at my earlier post.)
The building dates from the 1880s.
I'll do my best to catch sight of Pope Baruch during his five days with us in the Holy City and, God willing, I'll bring you some once-in-a-lifetime photos.
Other skies await your visit at the weekly SkyWatch Friday. The blogger sky watchers invite you.