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Piece of Jesus' manger returned to Bethlehem


Posted on Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 | Comment icon 6 comments

The relic was donated to the Pope 1,400 years ago. Image Credit: Gerard van Honthorst
A piece of wood believed to have come from the actual manger of Jesus himself is returning home for Christmas.
The relic, which is only around the size of a person's thumb, had been kept at Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore for over one thousand years.

According to historical records, it was originally donated to Pope Theodore I by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, St Sophronius, in the 7th Century.

Since then, countless pilgrims from all over the world have traveled to Rome to see it.
Now though, for the first time in generations, the relic has been sent to Bethlehem - the traditional birthplace of Jesus - in time for the beginning of the Christmas season.

It is expected to arrive on Saturday before being taken to the Church of St Catherine.

According to the Vatican, it has been sent as a gift from Pope Francis.

"A thousand years ago, Rome was busy collecting relics from the East to build itself up as an alternative Jerusalem," said Christianity expert Dr Yisca Harani.

"Now, Rome is strong enough that it can return relics to Jerusalem and Bethlehem."

Source: BBC News | Comments (6)


Tags: Jesus, Manger


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Stiff on 3 December, 2019, 16:58
How on earth can could anyone prove its provenance? They can't. It's impossible. But no doubt, there will be many gullible millions who will blindly believe it. It beggars belief. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Mr Guitar on 3 December, 2019, 17:38
And for only $19.95 USD..........Sounds like another Ernest Angley scheme.....or maybe a donation for Creflo Dollar's new airplane. There's one born every minute. How could any reasonably intelligent, thinking individual fall for this crap?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Seti42 on 3 December, 2019, 19:58
(Deleted, for some reason) That's nothing. My reliquary has Jesus' placenta and foreskin.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 4 December, 2019, 5:11
Impossible, Jesus’ for skin was draped over the planet Saturn and became the rings of Saturn.
Comment icon #5 Posted by DieChecker on 5 December, 2019, 8:22
I think it is very nice it is being returned. Nice to see the Vatican give something up... voluntarily. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz on 5 December, 2019, 8:27
Why do I think of Monty Python's flying circus movie life of Brian when I read this. :-D 


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