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Jesus and the Church

Chapter 4: The Papal Pilgrimage


The Papal Pilgrimage

Book Resources: Chapter 4 Section 2 The Local Church: A First Hand View of Unity in Diversity

Film Focus Point: This program, by a British news organization, provides historic footage of Pope Paul VI’s visit to the Holy Land in 1964.

Text Focus Point: Page 155

Discussion Questions:

  1. Pope Paul VI’s visit to the Holy Land was historic in several ways. What were these? What important precedent did his trip establish for his successors?
  2. What is significant about the meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras? 
  3. Why are international papal trips both appropriate and important in the modern Church? 

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