Fran­cis­can nuns

The Washington Post - - THE WORLD -

avoid wind­blown dust at the Qasr al-Yahud bap­tism site. Dur­ing the Feast of the Bap­tism of the Lord, Fran­cis­can pil­grims com­mem­o­rate the bap­tism of Je­sus Christ by John the Bap­tist at that spot on the western bank of the Jor­dan River. The site is also be­lieved in some tra­di­tions to be where the Is­raelites crossed the river to en­ter the Holy Land and where the prophet Eli­jah as­cended into heaven.

ABIR SULTAN/EPA-EFE/SHUT­TER­STOCK

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