View of the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ (Al-Maghtas) on the eastern bank of River Jordan, Jordan. (Photo: Hana Afifi)
The site is a place of pilgrimage for Christians, where it is believed that Jesus was baptized by Saint John the Baptist.
Jordan’s Baptism Site (Al-Maghtas) also includes remains of churches that are believed to have been built to mark the holy place.
Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the site on May 24, 2014
The site was recently included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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