Christians make annual pilgrimage to Jordan Valley

Pierbattista Pizzaballa led a mass at a church near the banks of the river Jordan where it is believed Jesus was baptized.

Due to the pandemic, only 1,000 mask-wearing worshipers attended the annual pilgrimage that would usually gather thousands.

There have been 1,091,691 infections and 12,945 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.

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