Portugal Launches Web Site for Papal Visit

Theme to Be «With You, We Walk in Hope»

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FATIMA, Portugal, FEB. 11, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Portuguese bishops announced a new Web site created for Benedict XVI’s upcoming May 11-14 visit to their country.

The Permanent Council of the bishops’ conference presented the Portuguese-language site at the end of their meeting Tuesday in Fatima.

Father Manuel Morujao, spokesman and secretary of the episcopal conference said that the Web page will offer «information on the program (of the papal visit), news on its preparation, photographs and the possibility of interaction.»

He added that posters will be circulated along with other images related to the visit.
The bishops also announced the theme of Benedict XVI’s visit to Portugal, «With You, We Walk in Hope,» with the subtitle, «Christianity, Wisdom and Mission.»
The conference noted that the pastoral note it was planning to issue Tuesday regarding the visit has been postponed until the next meeting of the Permanent Council on March 1, because the bishops are presently preparing their Lenten message.
The Pontiff will be in Portugal both for a pilgrimage and an official visit. He was invited by the Portuguese episcopal conference and by the Portuguese government. Celebrations and meetings will be held in Lisbon, Fatima and Oporto.

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On the Net:

Portuguese Web site: www.bentoxviportugal.pt

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