Young Palestinians restore Basilica of Gethsemane in Jerusalem

Basilica of Gethsemane (Source:
Basilica of Gethsemane (Source:

The Basilica of Gethsemane, also known as the Church of All Nations, has been restored back to its original splendor by a group of young Palestinians, five of which are Muslim.

The Custody of the Holy Land, the Franciscan group responsible for the restoration, could have given the project to foreign experts but they chose Palestinians who work at the Mosaic Centre in Jericho.

Gethsemane, which rests on the Mount of Olives, is reputed to be the site where Jesus and his disciples prayed the night before his crucifixion and where Jesus was captured by the Roman soldiers on the fateful night of his arrest.

Read more at Vatican Insider


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