Rome Newsroom, Jan 10, 2021 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank.

The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St. John the Baptist at Qasr Al-Yahud, a shrine built in 1956, and located by the banks of the Jordan River.

After 54 years and 3 days since the last time, the #Franciscan friars of the Custody of the #HolyLand returned to celebrate inside the Church of St. John the #Baptist at Qasr Al-Yahud, on the #Jordan River, the Christian site that commemorates the #Baptism of #Jesus. pic.twitter.com/lF1IuTq1t7

Praise the Lord

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