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May 16

St. Margaret of Cortona (Italy, 1247-1297)
Franciscan Tertiary

OR today.

From the Holy Sepulcher, Benedict XVI launches the concluding message of his pilgrimage of hope
Two states in the Holy land is a possible reality
In his farewell address in Tel Aviv, the Pope reaffirms the close relations between Christians and Jews

The issue carries coverage and texts of the Pope's trip, from the events in Nazareth on Wednesday following the Mass,
his last event-packed morning in Jerusalem, and the departure.


No events scheduled for the Pope.
Presumably, he is resting in Castel Gandolfo.

The Vatican announced the Holy Father has named Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins,
emeritus Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Sainthood, as his special
envoy to preside at the election of the new Minister General for the Order of
Friars Minor whioh will take place at the Franciscan mother house in Assisi
on June 4.

The Vatican Press Office also issued a reminder to journalists covering the Pope
about preparations for the pastoral visit to Monte Cassino on May 24.