Relic thought to be from Je­sus’ manger ar­rives in Beth­le­hem

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

BETH­LE­HEM, West Bank — A tiny wooden relic that some Chris­tians be­lieve to be part of Je­sus’ manger ar­rived Satur­day in its per­ma­nent home in the bib­li­cal city of Beth­le­hem 1,400 years af­ter it was sent to Rome as a gift to the pope.

Sheathed in an or­nate case, cheer­ful crowds greeted the relic with much fan­fare be­fore it en­tered the Fran­cis­can Church of St. Cather­ine next to the Church of the Na­tiv­ity, the West Bank holy site where tra­di­tion says Je­sus was born.

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