|Vatican||POPE TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA EARLY NEXT YEAR|
While the Holy Year will have officially ended, Pope John Paul II is scheduled to continue his jubilee pilgrimages by going to Damascus in Syria early in 2001.|
The trip, likely to take place at the end of February or early in March, also will include a stop in Malta -- part of a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Paul, a Vatican source said.
A Vatican advance team is visiting Syria this week to work out a detailed itinerary and to deal with the hundreds of technical details associated with a papal trip.
|4 Oct 00|