Stick from Jesus, the crib is returned to Bethlehem

Taking a big ceremony is a sacred piece of wood has been entrusted by the Vatican to a community of monks in Bethlehem. A piece of wood, believed to have been

Stick from Jesus, the crib is returned to Bethlehem

Taking a big ceremony is a sacred piece of wood has been entrusted by the Vatican to a community of monks in Bethlehem.

A piece of wood, believed to have been a part of Jesus ' crib, are Saturday reached Bethlehem, where he was born.

It happens after over the lumber for approximately 1400 years ago was sent to Rome to be protected. But now it's back, and it happened during a big ceremony.

A palestinian spejderorkester have played on the bagpipes, drums and saxophones in connection with the fact that over the lumber reached Bethlehem.

write the piece of wood, which measure about a centimeter in width and 2.5 centimeters in length, has been entrusted by the Vatican in Rome to the catholic monastic order franciscans.

According to Francesco Patton, who is the leader of the franciskanerordenen, will write the piece of wood now remain in Bethlehem "forever".

- We respect this artifact because it reminds us of the mystery of the incarnation to the fact that the son of God was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago, said Francesco Patton Friday.

Bethlehem has planned to celebrate the træstykkets return until christmas.

It was the palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, who during a visit with pope Francis in december last year had asked if it was possible to get delivered over the lumber back to Bethlehem.

After a long time and dialogue, it is now managed.

the Reason, to write the piece of wood in his time was sent out of Bethlehem, was that islam in the seventh century had occurred, and that the muslims were on the rise.

Of concern to the christians in Bethlehem could not fit on over the lumber, it was donated to the pope in Rome, so he could fit on it.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 30 November 2019, 22:00

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