The BBC's Aleem Maqbool is re-tracing the route taken by Mary and Joseph in the biblical Christmas story on their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. And as the story goes, Mary and Joseph traveled by donkey.
Last week, we heard from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who's been re-tracing the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem said to have been made by Mary and Joseph. Like the Biblical couple, Maqbool's traveled by donkey. Anchor Katy Clark gets an update from him.
Bethlehem in what's now the West Bank is considered the birthplace of Jesus. But an Israeli archeologist has spent years excavating another town of Bethlehem, this one in Galilee, where he's uncovered an inn, a monastery.
The Christmas carol "O Come All Ye Faithful" may contain a hidden political message. We hear from a professor in the UK about the coded meaning, which he says was to be understood by rebel English Catholics in the 18th Century.
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre is said to be where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. This holy site is now being fought over by a half dozen Christian denominations. Irris Makler reports.