Pope John Paul II arrived in Jordan in the first leg of his Middle East trip. He traveled directly from the airport to Mount Nebo, where tradition says Moses first saw the Promised Land. Meanwhile, the Israeli Cabinet minister coordinating Pope John Paul II’s visit to Israel this week said that at the Vatican’s request, the trip would not be used for political purposes. Haim Ramon’s comments came as Palestinian officials called on the pope to declare the Palestinians’ right to establish their capital in Jerusalem during his visit.
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