Efforts under way to boost religious tourism in Madaba

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Efforts under way to boost religious tourism in Madaba

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

Parish priest of the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist in Madaba Fr. Firas Aridah received on Friday. April 6, Madaba Tourism official Wa'el Ja'nini, reprehensive of Jordan Tourism Board Lu'ay Farraj and several directors of tourism offices in Amman.

Fr. Aridah said that the visit of the delegation aimed at further highlighting the importance of Madaba which is regarded as an important destination for religious tourism.

He pointed out that the issues discussed is highlighting the touristic destinations relevant to St.John the Baptist, namely the Baptism Site, Machaerus where John the Baptist was martyred, and the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist. The visit aimed at including this church within the touristic destinations in the near future.

Fr. Aridah continued that the concerned authorities in the Vatican have recognized the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist as a pilgrimage site since 1968 by which Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI went past in 2000 and 2009 respectively.

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 13:17
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