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The belief that this object is a piece of Jesus ' manger – was returned to the 1 000 years after the roman of Bethlehem

Israel, Bethlehem was taken on Saturday with joy and devotion against the artifact, which is believed to be a wooden piece of Jesus ' manger.

the ancient artifact could be in Rome a thousand years before its return back to Jesus I was born in the city of Bethlehem.

Decorative shelf inside the block of wood the size of your thumb. In bethlehem, was held Saturday to celebrate the procession of the relic to return home in honor. Relic scored pilgrims to see st. Catherine's church. It is located near the church, whose place of Jesus believed to be born.

the ancient object has been previously seen in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggioressa in Rome. The BBC (you move to another service) according to a large part of the manger stayed in Rome, but the pope pope Francis wanted to donate the relic as a gift to bethlehem for.

While christians celebrate the continued impressively in the holy return of the item, fit juhlahumuun also a touch of disappointment.

When we heard that the crib arrived back, we thought that it would be the size of the crib, but then we saw it, stated Sandy Shah hijaz the according to Reuters in an interview.

the Man bowed to Bethlehem restored the sacred object in front of Saturday. ABED AL HASHLAMOUN/ EPA

Bethlehem mayor Anton Salman , according to palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was presented to the pope a request object, return back to Bethlehem, was recently visiting the Vatican.

the Holy object returns timing for the first advent Sunday eve.

Around % of the West bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, the palestinian population is christian. West beach, located in Bethlehem is a popular christian pilgrimage destination, particularly at christmas time. The city is expected to December, tens of thousands of pilgrims.

the Israeli christianity expert, dr. Yisca Claw thanked the ancient return of the item back home.

a Thousand years ago, Rome was in a hurry to collect the sacred objects in the east to build a Rome of the alternative Jerusalem. Now Rome is strong enough to restore the objects back to Jerusalem and to Bethlehem, said Claw Haaretz magazine interview

see also:

the BBC: Jesus in a manger: a Relic returns to Bethlehem in time for Christmas (you move to another service)

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