NEWS FEATURE: Pope Visits Controversial Site Some See As Place Jesus Was Baptized

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c. 2000 Religion News Service WADI AL KHARRAR, Jordan _ Against the backdrop of a biting desert sandstorm, Pope John Paul II Tuesday blessed the waters of a spring-fed tributary of the Jordan River in an area celebrated by early Christians, apparently as the site of Jesus’ baptism. The pope’s visit here, just prior to […]

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