- Sep 24, 2020
Appealing to Israel and the United States, Archbishop Michel Sabbah, retired Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, said it was time to move away from war.
Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city’s largest Christmas celebrations in years.
Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
As Christians turn the focus on the town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, an Irish nun who has worked in the region for over 20 years says to remember the local Christians are Palestinians suffering the same as their Muslim brothers and sisters.
Bethlehem and the neighboring towns of Beit Jala and Beit Sahour depend economically on tourism, but traditionally have struggled with keeping visitors in the area for more than half a day.
A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas.