Video Highlights: Pope Benedict XVI in Israel

Day 1

Benedict XVI in Israel: Day 1

Monday, 11 May, 2009:
Arrival and Official Welcome

  • Arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport (from Jordan). Official welcoming ceremony headed by President Shimon Peres
  • Welcoming ceremony by Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat
  • Official welcoming ceremony and meeting with President Shimon Peres at the president's residence
  • Visit at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Memorial
  • Interfaith meeting at Notre Dame Jerusalem Center

Day 2

Benedict XVI in Israel: Day 2

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009:
Jerusalem and Mass at Kidron Valley

  • Visit at the Temple Mount and meeting with the Grand Mufti
  • Visit at the Western Wall accompanied by the Chief Rabbis of Israel
  • Visit of the Chief Rabbis at the Heichal Shlomo Synagogue
  • Visit at Mount Zion and the Cenacle (the site of the Last Supper). Celebration of the Eucharist
  • Visit and prayer at the Latin Patriarchate
  • Visit at the Gethsemane Church and solemn afternoon Mass at the Kidron Valley

Day 3

Benedict XVI in Israel: Day 3

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009: Bethlehem

  • Welcoming ceremony with PA President Abbas
  • Celebration of Mass at Manger Square
  • Visit of the Grotto of the Nativity
  • Visit at the Caritas Baby Hospital , Bethlehem
  • Visit at the Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem
  • Departure ceremony, presidential palace, Bethlehem
Pope Benedict celebrates Mass in Bethlehem
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Day 4

Benedict XVI in Israel: Day 4

Thursday, 14 May, 2009: Nazareth

  • Arrival in Nazareth, welcoming ceremony and reception by Mayor of Nazareth
  • Mass at the Mount of the Precipice
  • Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Church of the Annunciation
  • Meeting with the religious leaders in Israel, Church of the Annunciation
  • Visit of the Grotto of the Annunciation; Celebration of Vespers
  • Meeting with Catholic leaders, Church of the Annunciation

Day 5

Benedict XVI in Israel: Day 5

Friday, 15 May, 2009: Departure

  • Meeting with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch
  • Visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem and prayer
  • Meeting with Armenian Patriarch
  • Official farewell and ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport, including speeches by President Shimon Peres and Pope Benedict XVI


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