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(RNS) In what some are calling the biggest miracle in Bethlehem since the birth of Jesus, the three churches that share responsibility for the Nativity church put aside centuries of tense relations this past year to ensure the restoration of the ancient site is completed.


  1. Would that the various ancient Christian communities could re-build other historic sites. Imagine following again the footsteps of Jesus, of St. Paul and others. It would attract far more pilgrims…and money. What if various religious, commercial or educational entities sponsored a particular site?