JERUSALEM — In a whirlwind three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis will visit Jordan, Palestine and Israel, bringing a message of hope, peace and reconciliation to a region troubled by conflict.
The impending visit has encouraged Christians in the Holy Land, who are looking forward to the Holy Father’s journey.
“The feeling is indescribable,” said Walid Abn, a Melkite and Arab-Israeli living in the village of Mi’ilya. “It’s a moment of history for us as Christians.”
Abn said he hopes the Holy Father’s words will encourage Christians in their faith.
“With the way the lifestyle is, and the way the economy is, there are some people who are drifting away from faith,” he said....READ MORE