Restoration of Bethlehem’s Ancient Church of the Nativity

Reported by Tony Davenport | vision.org.au
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Christians around the world have raised tens of millions of dollars to restore The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

The birthplace of Jesus was once on a United Nations list of endangered world heritage sites, but not any more.

The church which was commissioned by Constantine the Great around the year 330, was at risk of collapse.

It had not had a major renovation for more than 400 years.

But in recent years, it has undergone restorations to its roof, facades, mosaics and doors; all funded by global donations.

The head of the Bethlehem Development Foundation told The Christian Post that the project has made great progress.

Mazen Karam described The Church of the Nativity as a treasure of history and of faith, that will soon be “returned to the world in great shape”.

 

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