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Relic Thought to be From Jesus’ Manger Arrives in Bethlehem

Many gathered to see the relic which was returned to the West Bank holy site, where tradition says Jesus was born. Many gathered to see the relic which was returned to the West Bank holy site, where tradition says Jesus was born. | 

Created: November 30, 2019 01:27 PM

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - A tiny wooden relic that some Christians believe to be part of Jesus' manger has returned to its permanent home in the biblical city of Bethlehem 1,400 years after it was sent to Rome as a gift to the pope.

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Sheathed in an ornate case, cheerful crowds greeted the relic with much fanfare before it entered the Franciscan Church of St. Catherine next to the Church of the Nativity, the West Bank holy site where tradition says Jesus was born.

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