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Physical evidence of Jesus’ life revealed

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The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) offered a glimpse of nails used in crucifixions in and around Jerusalem and Galilee during the first century C.E. AFP reported the IAA opened its storerooms to reveal recent archaeological discoveries. The artifacts each hold significance of Christ’s time and his life. There were nails used in crucifixions, jewelry, ossuaries

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Jesus’s tomb exposed for the first time in centuries

A team of fifty experts working at the site as part of restoration project The marble slab on which it is believed Jesus lay after his crucifixion is being studied as part of a $4m restoration project at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. According to the National Geographic, a partner in the

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Former Holy Land ‘custos’ named apostolic administrator of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, former “custos” of the Holy Land, as the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Franciscan will serve as apostolic administrator until the appointment of a new patriarch and he will be elevated to

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World Orthodox leaders meet despite Russia’s boycott

The leaders of the world’s Orthodox Christian churches have gathered on the Greek island of Crete for a landmark meeting, despite a boycott by the Russian church — the most populous in a religion of some 300 million people — and three other churches. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew led prayers attended by other church leaders on

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Christians express deep concern over Israeli restrictions and policies during Easter celebrations

Christians have expressed deep concern over Israeli restrictions and policies during Religious celebrations that have been in effect for the past 6 years. The Easter celebrations have been marked with clashes between local Christians and Israeli troops, who regularly prevent worshipers from accessing the religious sites. Every year Christians try to spiritually connect Bethlehem, the

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