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Pilgrimage to Holy Land

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Hi, my name is Olga, and I work with the Israeli Ministry of

As you may know, this year Pope
Benedict XVI has made his pilgrimage tour to Holy Land in a mission
of peace and reconciliation. His Holiness defined his pilgrimage to
the Holy Land as a visit to the birthplace of the Christian faith.

The Pontiff’s pilgrimage had taken
him to Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem in May 2009.

Since Pope pilgrimage, number of
Catholics visiting the Holy Land has rapidly increased. Ministry of
Tourism has set up a website in order to supply more information
which may be helpful to one, who is considering a pilgrimage or
interested in Holy Land in general.

You may view the website here:

Among the content you can find on the
website are:

  1. Articles and images regarding all
    the holy places in Holy Land

  2. One can sign for Newsletter in
    order to receive updates

  3. Google Maps of all the holy
    places in Holy Land

  4. News and videos about the Holy
    Land, which are being constantly updated

  5. One can sign up for live updates
    on Twitter

  6. Join a Facebook group for
    all Catholics who have just visited or plan to visit the Holy Land.

Thank you for your time and attention,