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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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The Christians helping Bethlehem shepherd families give birth safely

  • Agency: BBC
  • Language: ENGLISH
  • Date: 25/12/2019

Jeremy Bristow discovers that an ancient Christian order is providing maternity services for some of the poorest people in the Bethlehem area – the sheep-raising Bedouin.

We drove through Beit Sahour, a suburb of Bethlehem. “Beit” in Arabic means ”house”, and “sahour” means “night watch”. As tradition has it, this is close to the place where an angel once appeared before three star-struck shepherds and announced the imminent birth of a saviour. But today’s shepherds, the Bedouin, live further out of town.

the christians helping bethlehem shepherd families give birth safely

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