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‘That They May Be One’ Motto Reflects Purpose of Papal Pilgrimage (1362)

Holy Land trip has historical significance, due to 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras.

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Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Logo for the 2014 pilgrimage of Pope Francis to the Holy Land

– Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM —The leaders of the Catholic communities in Israel, Jordan and Cyprus have chosen the logo and motto for the Pope's pilgrimage, which will begin on Saturday, May 24.

The motto is: "That they may be one." The logo presents the two apostles and brothers Sts. Peter and Andrew embracing.

The Holy Land Review reports that the logo and motto were presented at the recent Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, celebrated on March 11 and 12 in Tiberias, on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.

The motto for the pilgrimage, The Holy Land Review notes, recalls that, when Pope Francis announced his trip to the Holy Land, he expressed his desire to commemorate the 50th anniversary meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras; the Pope announced his trip on the January anniversary of the historic meeting.

Pope Francis' pilgrimage will have three phases: Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It will include an ecumenical meeting with all the representatives of the Christian churches of Jerusalem, together with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in the Holy Sepulchre.

The Register is covering the pilgrimage from the Holy Land.

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