Wel­com­ing new life af­ter close call

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

CEL­E­BRA­TION: Richard Vil­lar­roel, one of the 33 Chilean min­ers who sur­vived a gru­elling 69-day or­deal trapped in a cavedin gold and cop­per mine in Chile, holds his baby dur­ing a bap­tism ri­tual in the Jor­dan River at the Yar­denit site in north­ern Is­rael on Fe­bru­ary 28, 2011. Two dozen of the Chilean min­ers, hailed as heroes af­ter spend­ing 69 days trapped un­der­ground, are in Is­rael fol­low­ing in Je­sus’s foot­steps.

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