Monday, May 11, 2009

"Each One Bears a Name"

From the day's -- and, quite possibly, this entire week's -- headline event, here's fullvideo of B16's address [fulltext] at Yad Vashem...

...already, Jerusalem's Holocaust memorial has posted a webpage recounting its second welcome of a Pope; its first such visit, of course, came during John Paul II's 2000 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Among other stops, tomorrow's schedule brings the pontiff to both the city's Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, the Cenacle or Upper Room -- traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper -- a Mass at the city's edge late in the day and, by midmorning, meetings with both the city's Islamic Grand Mufti and Israel's two Chief Rabbis, who last met with B16 at the Vatican in March.

Looking even further forward, on his Bethlehem arrival in the Palestinian territories Wednesday morning, a separate, full state welcome from President Mahmoud Abbas will be accorded to Benedict XVI.

Alongside the customary stops at the sites associated with the birth of Jesus and a Mass in the city's Manger Square, the pilgrim Pope will visit a children's hospital and Palestinian refugee camp.

PHOTO: Getty