- Jul 14, 2020
A documentary set to air Dec. 3 on National Geographic’s cable channel shows interviews with scholars who say oral history strongly supports the possibility the Church of the Holy Sepulcher houses the place where Jesus was buried.
During the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis said Jesus wants to pull “us out from [the] quicksand” of dark moments, and give all people a way out of sadness, which allows them to raise their eyes “toward the one who really loves us.”
The concreteness of faith “leads to frankness, to giving witness to the point of martyrdom; it is against compromises or the idealization of faith,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae.
On the one hand, Jesus is highly respected by all Muslims, for he is venerated in the Qur’an. On the other hand, most Muslims are unaware of the teachings of Jesus. One Islamic writer suggests a more serious Muslim consideration of Jesus could make strides for living together around the world in peace.
In what the Antiquities Authority in Israel calls its “Ali Baba cave,” unearthed artifacts offer an exclusive peek at life and death in the time of Jesus Christ. Experts say they have yet to find direct archaeological evidence of Jesus but Yisca Harani, an Israeli scholar of Christianity, says that what remained “are his words.”