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KonkNaija Media | May 9, 2016

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Jonathan Lights Symbolic Candle At Mt. Camel, Visits River Jordan On Day 3 Of Holy Pilgrimage



President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Nazareth performed the symbolic candle lighting at the Church of Mount Camel, the place where the Biblical contest between Prophet Elijah and the 400 false prophets of Baal took place.

The President also visited River Jordan, the place where Jesus Christ was Baptised by John the Baptist, where he prayed before dipping his hands seven times into the river.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President and members of the Presidential Pilgrimage Team also visited the Church of Annunciation, otherwise known as Basillica of the Annunciation, the place where Angel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary of her conception.

Other places visited by the team were the Holy Family Church in Nazareth, the Cana Wedding Church in Galilee and also took a boat drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visited the Mount of Beatitudes.

The president had on the 2nd Day of the pilgrimage, visited the Jerusalem Old City, Pool of Bethesda, Wailing Wall, where he prayed privately, the Tomb of Jesus Christ where he also prayed after leading the Fourteen Stations of the Cross.

Jonathan is expected to attend an inter-denominational prayer-fast on Sunday tagged “A day with Jesus for Nigeria in Israel”, where he will meet with pilgrims from Nigeria. (NAN)