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Holy Land

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.

This monastery was built into the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was said to have been tempted by the devil

The Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation of Jesus was built in the 4th century. 

Holy Land boasts exact replica of Roman St. Peter’s statue

Even the toes, rubbed by thousands of pilgrims, point to devotion to the Vicar of Christ.

Top 10 biblical destinations in Jordan

From Petra to Mount Nebo, Jordanian proverbial hospitality and its rich history make this country a perfect pilgrimage and adventure destination.

Holy See reiterates again its call for two-state solution as path to peace in Holy Land

Israelis and Palestinians have right to live in peace and security, Vatican says

Mary Magdalene’s hometown now has a guesthouse with views of the Sea of Galilee

The Magdala archaeological site and pilgrimage destination will begin offering overnight accommodations on November 24

Byzantine church of “glorious martyr” discovered in Israel

An inscription indicating that Emperor Tiberius II funded its construction suggests the mystery martyr was a figure of great importance.

There are still knights and dames who protect the Holy Land

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is one of the last "chivalric" orders, and is very active around the world.