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  • Site of Baptism of the Lord nears reopening as landmines cleared

    Site of Baptism of the Lord nears reopening as landmines cleared

    • Dec 10, 2018

    Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is believed to have been baptized could reopen within a year, following progress on a project to clear thousands of landmines and other ordinance from the location.

  • Area around Jesus’ baptism site being cleared of land mines

    Area around Jesus’ baptism site being cleared of land mines

    • Mar 29, 2018

    Pilgrims seeking serenity during a visit to Jesus’ traditional baptism site may be rattled to discover they are surrounded by thousands of land mines left over from dormant Mideast conflicts. But a project now underway plans to rid the West Bank site of the explosive devices, clearing away the relics of war that have blemished the sacred place for nearly five decades.