Tom McFeely is the National Catholic Register’s News Editor. He lives in British Columbia.
This video, provided courtesy of Rome Reports, is about Pope Benedict XVI’s visit earlier today with Jordan’s King Abdullah and his wife, Rania.
The meeting with Jordan’s royal couple was the Pope’s last official engagement of the first day of his papal trip to the Holy Land.
Earlier in the day, the Holy Father delivered an address while visiting the Regina Pacis Center in Amman. The center was founded in 2004 by Bishop Salim Sayegh, the Latin Patriarchate Vicar in Jordan, and is operated by three Comboni Missionary Sisters and a team of teachers, therapists and volunteers to provide care to people with disabilities, Catholic News Service reported.
Go here to read the text of Benedict’s address at the center.
At the Regina Pacis Center, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem told the Pope, “The shared work of love among our volunteers, founded on religious principles — both Christian and Muslim — roots them in a profound appreciation for our shared humanity.”
Added the patriarch, “It also gives a practical experience of constructive dialogue based on working side by side with openness toward the other without reserve or prejudice.”