J MARTIN’S BLOG

April 16, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI visits America

Filed under: Gospel — J Martin @ 11:15 pm

A historical visit. Facts (quoted from Yahoo! news):

  1. “… the first papal White House visit in 29 years” … “Benedict XVI became just the second pope to visit the White House and the first to come … in nearly three decades”
  2. “Usually a president waits for no one, but Bush watched patiently from the red carpet as the papal motorcade departed ahead of his own”
  3. “President Bush made the unusual gesture of greeting Benedict at Andrews Air Force Base — the first time he has welcomed a foreign leader there”
  4. “The ceremony will include 22 leaders of other faiths, including Jewish, Muslim, Greek Orthodox and Episcopalian leaders”
  5. “… trip to the United States as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics”
  6. “… Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Jain and Hindu leaders scheduled to meet Benedict on Thursday at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center”

Indeed historical, right? … Anything to be expected? Hmm … (wondering) …

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