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May 9

St. Catherine of Bologna (Italy, 1413-1463
Nun and Mystic, Patroness of Artists

OR today.

En route to Jordan and upon landing,
the Pope asks for lasting peace and justice in the Middle East:
An alliance of civilization between the West and Islam

Coverage of Day-1 of the Pope's pilgrimage. Other Page 1 stories: Washington promoting peace between Syria and Israel; Obama meets Russian Foreign Minister to discuss nuclear disarmament.


[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 5/9/2009 12:56 PM]