The Pope’s Risky Trip to the Holy Land

The Daily Beast

The Pope’s Risky Trip to the Holy Land

His published schedule says he is working on an interfaith dialogue agenda, with key visits to Jewish, Muslim and Christian spots and more than 30 engagements scheduled for his whirlwind three-day visit, which begins on Saturday in Jordan. (The Hashemite Kingdom has created a dedicated website for the short papal visit.) He will make what the Vatican describes as a “courtesy visit” to the King and Queen of Jordan before saying mass at the International Stadium in Amman. He will then meet with disabled Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

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