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In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians observe scaled-down Good Friday rituals

Jerusalem AP Hundreds of Christians participated in a customary Good Friday procession through the limestone walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, commemorating one of the faith’s most sacred days with noticeably thinner crowds amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The procession, which normally draws thousands of foreign visitors, was unusually local — mostly Palestinian Christians, joined by some […]

Advent 2023 – The Christmas story explored

Christmas scene whit wooden manger

GRAPHIC: Beto Gomez/Shutterstock In the lead-up to Christmas this year, we’re featuring 24 days exploring the Biblical story of Christ’s birth… All Bible quotes come from the NIV unless stated otherwise.   A mosaic depicting Joseph, Mary and Jesus. PICTURE: Mayerberg/iStockphoto. DAY 24What names are given to Jesus in the story of His birth?Both Mary and Joseph are […]

Celebrating the hope of Easter Sunday!

Easter Sunday 2021

It’s been a tough year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact many around the world. Yet the hope of resurrection Sunday remains undimmed. See ANN WOJCZUK’s image…

Restorers uncover new details in a Michelangelo Pieta

Bandini Pieta restoration

Rome, ItalyAP A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist’s tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax. Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo said Wednesday that the cleaning of the Bandini Pieta, which began last year but was suspended […]