Middle East Analysis

Middle East Analysis Special: Pope Francis in the Holy Land

22/05/2014 2:55 pm

Mass in Amman, Jordan

In this Middle East Analysis special we look at Pope Francis's pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 24-26 May 2014.

As well as our regular contributor Dr Harry Hagopian, the Bishops' consultant on the MENA region, we speak to two very special guests.

Firstly, on a phone link to the Middle East, we join Archbishop Maroun Lahham, Bishop of Jordan, as he prepares to welcome the Holy Father to Amman on the first leg of his pilgrimage.

Secondly, and a little closer to home, we speak to the Bishop of Clifton, the Rt Rev Declan Lang about the bishops' call for an hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament to focus on the Christians of the Holy Land at the time Pope Francis is in Bethlehem, Sunday 25 May, 3-4pm. 

Dr Harry Hagopian lends his expertise throughout in a packed but insightful programme.

Duration: 28m 55s

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Start - 8m 15s

8m 16s - 16m 56s
Archbishop Maroun Lahham - Bishop of Jordan

16m 57s - 22m 49s
Jordan and the first leg of the Pope's Holy Land pilgrimage

22m 50s - 27m 10s
Bishop Declan Lang, Clifton, Chair of our International Affairs department

27m 11s - End


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MEA: Pope Francis in Holy Land

In this 'Middle East Analysis' special, we look at Pope Francis' pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 24-26 May 2014. As well as our regular studio guest Dr Harry Hagopian, we speak to Archbishop Maroun Lahham, Bishop of Jordan, and the Bishop of Clifton, the Rt Rev Declan Lang.   MEA-2014-5-HL.mp3 13.37 MB