Bullet-ridden chapel on River Jordan holds first mass since six-day war

The Guardian
January 10, 2021

Celebration at site where Jesus is believed to have been baptised held after over 1,000 landmines cleared

Mass was celebrated on Sunday at the site where Jesus is believed to have been baptised on the banks of the River Jordan for the first time in more than half a century after more than 1,000 landmines were cleared.

The service took place on Baptism of Christ Sunday, the day on which Christians commemorate Jesus’s baptism.

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