Pope Francis will make history this month as he leads the first multi-faith papal visit to the Holy Land.
A Rabbi, a Sheikh, and a Pope visit the Holy Land together. Insert your own punchline here if you wish, but truth is this is actually happening, as Pope Francis plans his upcoming trip to the region.
The Vatican announced on Thursday that Pope Francis has invited two of his longtime friends and collaborators from his days of working as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Accompanying him to the Holy Land will be Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud, a leader of Argentina’s Islamic community.
The trip is set to take place between May 24th - 26th, and will mark the very first time an official papal delegation has included members of other faiths. On the agenda will be visits to holy sites in Jordan, West Bank and Israel, as the trip will coincide with 50th anniversary of the historic visit to Jerusalem by Pope Paul VI.
If this doesn't prove that religions can coexist, we don't know what will. Either way, we can confidently say that here at CairoScene we are becoming fans of Pope Francis refreshing antics.