Catholic churches celebrate annual pilgrimage at Baptism site

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AMMAN — On Friday, Christian Catholic churches celebrated the Feast of Baptism of Our Lord and the Catholic pilgrimage day at the Baptism site, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The Feast of Baptism falls on the second Friday of January each year.
About a thousand people participated in this day, including the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa and Minister of Youth Mohammad Nabulsi.

(Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)

Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), Father Rifat Bader, told Al-Mamlaka TV that the Catholic pilgrimage has been celebrated continuously for 22 years, uninterrupted. 

He emphasized that it will continue to be celebrated, because it is the “sacred and spiritual place and the Baptism of Christ.” He added that the Baptism site is vital to the religious tourism in Jordan which he hopes will recover from the COVID-19 repercussions.

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Father Bader also pointed out that “next Friday will be allocated for Orthodox churches.”

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