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Transformed Traveler features Diana von Glahn on pilgrimage to Holy Land

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Following up on their acclaimed television series, The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land, Diana and

David von Glahn present A Papal Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. This 3-episode special explores the

history behind Papal pilgrimages to the Holy Land, including the background behind Pope Paul VI’s

meeting with Patriarch Athenagoras in 1964, and the significance of the meeting of Pope Francis and

Patriarch Bartholomew in May, 2014.



 Episode 1: The Magnificent Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

• Umm Qais: Where it’s believed Jesus

expelled demons into swine.

• Anjara: Only Marian shrine in Jordan.

• Tell Mar Elias: Birthplace of the

Prophet Elijah.

• Bethany Beyond the Jordan: Actual

location of Jesus’ baptism by John.

Episode 2: Bethlehem, the Birthplace of Jesus Christ

• Church of the Nativity: Ancient church

built atop site where Jesus was born.

• Shepherd’s Field: Where angels

proclaimed Jesus’ birth to shepherds.

• Papal Mass at Manger Square: Watch

the exhilarating Mass celebrated by

Episode 3: Israel, the Land of Jesus’ Ministry

• Basilica of the Annunciation: Where the

Annunciation took place.

• Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Built

atop the sites of Jesus’ Crucifixion,

Burial, and Resurrection.

• Temple Mount: Built atop the site of

the Jewish Temple.

A Papal Pilgrimage to the Holy Land strikes the perfect balance between history, travel, and spiritual

inspiration, and is a great introduction for travelers planning their own pilgrimage to the Holy Land,

while giving armchair travelers the opportunity to see these magnificent locations