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A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River (AP)

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual

Children dressed as angels react as they attend Christmas Mass at a Catholic church in Beijing (CNS)

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Pope Francis visits the traditional site of Jesus's baptism in Jordan in May 2014 (CNS)

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Booklets showing Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas, one of four 19th-century nuns canonised on May 17 (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Pope Francis to canonise first modern saints to hail from the territory that made up historic Palestine

Syrian refugees walk the street at Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq in Jordan (CNS)

Jordan has received only 7.2 percent of $2.9 billion needed for services to Syrian refugees and host communities

Prince Charles met the Iraqi Christians straight after arriving in Jordan (PA)

Prince Charles gives support to displaced Christians during Middle East visit

Mourners pray for Jordanian pilot murdered by Islamic State (CNS)

Churches are also holding prayer vigils for the cause of interreligious harmony

Christians deplore the recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital (AP)

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An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Iraq lies on a bed in Jordan (CNS)

A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem in Bethlehem (CNS)

Lt Muath Kasasbeh is the first soldier serving with the US-led coalition fighting ISIS to be held by the terrorists