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Pilgrims flock to ancient Holy Land church as Palestinian congregation shrinks

Christian worshippers pray during Mass inside St. George Church, also known as the Church of the Ten Lepers, in Burqin, near Jenin, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on 31st March, 2023.

Burqin, West Bank Reuters One of the world’s oldest churches, built on top of a cave in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and festooned with golden icons, attracts thousands of Christian pilgrims every year.  But the Church of the Ten Lepers’ own congregation of Palestinian Christians grows ever smaller. Christian worshippers pray during Mass inside St […]