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May 14

St. Matthias, Apostle

OR today.

In Bethlehem, the Pope recognizes Palestine's legitimate aspirations for a sovereign state
and invites all sides to overcome violence and terrorism:
Beyond the wall of fear and mistrust
Benedict XVI"s ideal embrace for the people of Gaza for whom he hopes the Israeli embargo may soon be lifted

The coverage of the papal pilgrimage in this issue starts with the Mass in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon,
and reports the Bethlehem events up to the Pope's isit to the Caritas baby hospital.

Day 4 in Israel

[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 5/15/2009 4:59 AM]