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The Holy Father's flight to Amman left Rome at 9:34 this morning.


BON VOYAGE, HOLINESS!

WITH ALL OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS





May 8
St. Peter of Tarentaise (France, 1107-1184)
Cistercian monk




OR today.

Illustration: tourists on Moses's Mount (Nebo) near Amman.
Benedict XVI in the Holy Land:
A pilgrimage in resopect of the rights of every people


Other papal stories on Page 1: The Pope greets this year's new Swiss Guard recruits and
meets with the President of El Salvador. Other stories: the Arab nations offier a new
peace plan to Israel for discussion with the US; the Food and Agricultural Organization
of the United Nations forecasts one billion people will go hungry in 2009.



THE POPE'S DAY



Day 1 - AMMAN, JORDAN




ALL REPORTS ABOUT THE HOLY FATHER'S TRIP WILL NOW BE POSTED DIRECTLY
IN THE 'PILGRIMAGE' THREAD.




[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 5/8/2009 11:54 AM]