The Faithful Traveler: A Papal Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

Following up on our 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 important 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 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.
•    Mukawir: Ruins of the palace where John the Baptist was imprisoned and martyred.
•    Mount Nebo: Where Moses saw the Promised Land after leading the Israelites for 40 years. He died and was buried here.

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 Pope Francis and meet some attendees.
•    Wall of Separation: Where Pope Francis stopped to pray.

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.
•    Yad Vashem: Holocaust Museum visited by three popes.
•    Meeting at the Home of President Shimon Peres: To hear what some attendees have to say.
•    Mahane Yehuda: Jerusalem’s colorful and lively market.

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 and learn about these important pilgrimages from the comfort of their own homes.

This series is not yet available on DVD, however see below on how to order our previous series:  The Faithful Traveler in The Holy Land.

Clips from A Papal Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

Other Programs from The Faithful Traveler


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The Faithful Traveler in The Holy Land DVD

Note:  This is not A Papal Pilgrimage in the Holy Land which is not yet available on DVD.  This 2-DVD set is our original 6-episode series on the Holy Land.

The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land TV series explores sacred sites throughout Israel and Palestine, including Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, Ein Karem, Qumran, and more! It’s a great way to plan for or even remember your own pilgrimage to the Holy Land!  Check out some clips from the six-episode series here or order the 2-DVD set for yourself or your loved ones!


The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land is a joyful, personal, and informative travelogue … I thoroughly enjoyed all six episodes.” 

— Scott Danielson, of the A Good Story Is Hard To Find Podcast.   Read the full review here on the Happy Catholic* website.

“Beautiful imagery, both still photography and live videography, brings the scenic landscapes, ancient architecture, and sacred art to life … The episodes are full of faith! I envision watching the series might even become an annual Lenten tradition.”

— Lisa Schmidt, The Practicing Catholic.  See the full review here.

“Throughout this well-produced series, it is difficult to imagine a more engaging on-screen travel companion in the land of the Bible than Diana.  She has done her homework, as any good guide should, mixing a careful balance of providing information of interest to all, with offering some clarification for those who might not have heard of a particular term or concept before. … a terrific series, one which I highly recommend …” 

–William Newton, Blog of the Courtier.  See the full review here.