PHOTOS: Lukwago Wowed By Visit To Jesus Christ’s Birthplace

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PHOTOS: Lukwago Wowed By Visit To Jesus Christ’s Birthplace


By Alex Masereka

Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has spoken of his amazement following a visit to to the Church of Nativity in Jerusalem, Israel.

Lukwago also shared this photo showing the the Silver Star marking the birth place of Jesus
Lukwago also shared this photo showing the the Silver Star marking the birth place of Jesus

 

Lukwago last week visited the church that is located on the spot believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ where millions of Christians flock every year to have a feel of where the savior was born. He later spoke of how the visit was a ‘great moment.’

The mayor walks through the gate of the Church of Nativity
The mayor walks through the gate of the Church of Nativity

 

“We’ve had great moments today in Bethlehem city as we visited the birthplace of Jesus Christ and the adjacent mosque within the same precincts. Have a blessed weekend, dear friends,” Lukwago wrote on his Facebook wall last Friday.

Lukwago stands above the silver star inside the Church of Nativity
Lukwago stands above the silver star inside the Church of Nativity

 

The Church of the Nativity site’s original basilica was completed in 339 and destroyed by fire during the Samaritan Revolts in the 6th century. A new basilica was built 565 by Justinian, the Byzantine Emperor, restoring the architectural tone of the original.

The mayor poses for a photo with a religious leader and his friends
The mayor poses for a photo with a religious leader and his friends

 

The site of the Church of the Nativity is a World Heritage Site, and was the first to be listed under Palestine by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The site is also on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

 

The mayor looks amazed by the artifacts in Jerusalem
The mayor looks amazed by the artifacts in Jerusalem

 

Lukwago who is also a a Muslim later visited Umar mosque adjacent to the Church of Nativity

Lukwago who is also a a Muslim later visited Umar mosque adjacent to the Church of Nativity

 

 

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