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The Black Christ of Esquipulas

The town of Esquipulas in Guatemala is famous for its black Christ image, carved of dark balsam wood in the sixteenth century. The church is a famous pilgrimage site, and in 1995 Esquipulas was named “the spiritual center of Central America” by Pope John Paul.

The 1987 Central American peace treaty was called the Esquipulas Peace Agreement.

Narration in the video is in Spanish.

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2 Comments

  1. This is neat. I always new Jesus was black.

  2. Shawna

    I’ve been told by many of my friends that Jesus was black. Now if I could understand the video

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