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UNESCO Considers Bethlehem
Catholic News Service (21 November 2011)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Palestinians are hopeful that UNESCO will recognize the city of Bethlehem as the first Palestinian World Heritage Site, but Franciscans in charge of the city’s holy places say they do not want them included in the classification.

UNESCO Adds Church of Nativity to List
Catholic News Service (2 July 2012)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (CNS) — UNESCO has placed sites — including the Church of the Nativity — in Bethlehem, West Bank, on its list of World Heritage in Danger.

Nuncio Cautious about Church’s Designation as World Heritage Site
Catholic News Service (5 July 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The designation of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity as a UNESCO World Heritage site complicates relations between the three churches that oversee the holy site as well as relations between the Israeli and Palestinian communities, said a church official.

Jordan Bank of River Where Jesus Baptized Declared UNESCO Heritage Site
Catholic News Service (15 July 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — UNESCO declared Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, as a World Heritage site and the location of Jesus’ baptism.

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