COMMENTARY: What Jordan can teach the Muslim world in welcoming Pope … – Religion News Service

AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) The hottest ticket in town is for an audience with Pope Francis during his visit this Saturday (May 24). Large posters featuring King Abdullah shaking hands with Francis hang in the capital of this Muslim country.

A view of Church at Mount Nebo in Jordan. Photo by Dale Hanson Bourke

A view of Church at Mount Nebo in Jordan. Photo by Dale Hanson Bourke


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The pope is scheduled to celebrate Mass in an Amman stadium and visit the traditional Jordan River site of Jesus’ baptism, in addition to other official meetings. Catholic officials say the pope will focus special attention on children, people with disabilities and the more than 1 million refugees who have flooded into Jordan from Iraq an…

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