Page 6, 30th March 1951

30th March 1951
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Page 6, 30th March 1951 — They went to Mass through barbed wire

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People: Gori
Locations: Jerusalem, Old City


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They went to Mass through barbed wire

THE ancient Jaffa Gate, in the 38-ft. wall dividing Arab from Israeli Jerusalem, was

opened for the second time in four years on Easter Sunday to permit pilgrims and Catholic diplomats to enter the Old City for Mass at dawn in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.

Under the eyes of Arab Legion troops, the pilgrims picked their way through barbed wire entanglements.

Only Catholics were allowed through the Gate.

Non-Catholics had to enter Jordan territory at the Mandelbaurn Gate, the only official crossing point be

tween Jordan and Israel. Several hundred people passed through this gate on Saturday evening, ready for early services on Easter Sunday.

Archbishop Gori, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. celebrated High Mass on Easter Sunday in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and then led a pioccssion three times round the 65-foot rotunda. directly above the Tomb of Our lord.

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