Tuesday, July 27, 2010

(NEWS) Israel Works To Restore Christian Pilgrimage Site

"A call by environmentalists to halt the use of a Christian pilgrimage site due to pollution in the Jordan River may leave Christians with one less special place to visit for a whle.

The July 22 call came from an environmental group called 'Friends of the Earth', who called to put a halt the baptisms which take place in Qasr al-Yahud, a site located a few miles from the point where the Jordan River spills into the Dead Sea. The site is the place where Christian tradition says that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and draws over 100,000 tourists each year who wish to undergo a baptism in the same spot that tradition holds that Jesus did."

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