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Bush visits Church of the Nativity

Jan. 10, 2008 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush called his visit to the West Bank's Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem a "moving moment" for him.

He and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lit candles and stood in the grotto believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and a guide explained the setting to Bush and Rice. They visited the church during their visit to the Middle East to promote peace in the region.

"It's been a moving moment for me,'' Bush told reporters in the courtyard surrounded by the three churches that stand there. "For those of us who practice the Christian faith, there really is no more holy site than the place where our savior is born.''

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