After Two Thousand Years, Jesus' Manger Returns to Bethlehem in Time for Christmas

The Vatican has decided to send a piece of the Holy Manger, in which the faithful believe baby Jesus slept, back to its home in the Holy Land

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
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Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Under the altar of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the oldest and most important churches in Rome, is an underground chamber whose crowning glory is a golden reliquary, before which pilgrims rarely maintain their composure. Inside lies Jesus’ manger – one of the most important relics of the Catholic world.

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