NCR - Schedule for Pope’s Holy Land Visit Released

VATICAN CITY — The Holy See has officially published the itinerary for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the Holy Land, during which he is slated to travel to Jordan, Palestine and Israel.

During the May 24-26 trip, he will meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. When the papal visit was announced by Pope Francis himself during his Jan. 5 Sunday Angelus address, he revealed that the principal goal of the trip is "to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and the Patriarch Athenagoras I that occurred … 50 years ago today."