Religion News: Site of supposed death of Moses reopened to public

Source: Herald News

After nearly a decade of renovations, a popular pilgrimage site for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike has been reopened in the Holy Land. Located on Mount Nebo in Jordan, the site of the supposed death of Moses was recently reopened to the public after renovations began in 2007. Mount Nebo is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the “promised land,” and then subsequently buried after his death. The site was first discovered in 1933 after the remains of a Byzantine church and monastery were found. The modern chapel, or Moses Memorial, located at the site was built to protect the artifacts and to serve as a worship center. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, special envoy for Pope Francis and prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, reopened the church in front of a crowd of about 500 people. The site as served as a place of pilgrimage since the late fourth century.

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