Pope returns manger relic to Franciscans in Bethlehem
December 02, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had asked Pope Francis to borrow the entire manger, but the Pope decided to send a tiny portion of it to stay permanently in Bethlehem,” the Associated Press reported. St. Sophronius of Jerusalem sent the relic to Pope Theodore I (reigned 642-649) during the Muslim conquest of the Holy Land.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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