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Walk through Jerusalem’s holy sites from the comfort of your home

VR-Tours 360 offers free interactive tours of sites in Old Jerusalem, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Tomb of Jesus, and the Via Dolorosa.   

Flood submerges village where it is believed Jesus fed the multitudes

Archaeologists were forced to abandon their site at the village of Bethsaida in Israel when Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, flooded.

In the Holy Land of Jesus, the coronavirus is present, but the faith is stronger

Father Francesco Patton talks about an unusual Holy Week without pilgrims.

Walk where Jesus walked, in the days before his Crucifixion 

This Holy Week, take a virtual tours of Jerusalem, from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Coronavirus takes heavy economic toll on Christians in the Holy Land

The annual Good Friday collection, which represents 80% of the Church in the Holy Land's income, may have to be rescheduled for the summer.

The place where, according to tradition, Elijah was “carried away” to heaven

Tell Mar Elias is a beautiful, green and fertile Jordanian town where two Byzantine churches were erected in the prophet's memory.

Science resurrects ancient date trees from seeds found in archaeological sites

2,000-year-old seeds from Masada and Qumran beginning to produce fruit.

Qumran: Travel to the archaeological park where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

A tour through the national park is a journey back to biblical times, where visitors can see the ancient town, complete with excavated buildings.

How an ancient Catholic order is saving the lives of Bethlehem’s most vulnerable babies

The good news of Bethlehem is not finished: The Order of Malta’s Holy Family Hospital is a refuge for Holy Land families.

A relic from Jesus’ manger has returned to Bethlehem

The sacred relic is back in its place of origin just in time for Advent.

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