Israel launching Web site for papal visit


NEW YORK (JTA) — The Israel Ministry of Tourism is launching a Web site dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Israel in May.

The site,, will be launched Wednesday and be available in seven languages. It will feature background information, photographs and video footage related to Christian holy sites in Israel, as well as detailed information on the pope’s itinerary and trip highlights.

Benedict is making his first visit to Israel. His May 8-15 trip also includes stops in Jordan and the Palestinian territories.

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