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Symbolic light reflects true meaning of Christmas

 

A flame which was first lit at the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem is burning at a church in the Isle of Man for the first time. 

The Peace Light of Bethlehem has been brought here by a party of Guides and Scouts, who travelled to St Helen's in Merseyside to take a 'share' of the flame as it tours the UK.

By tradition, the light travels from the holy land to Austria before being spread around Europe as organisations take what's called a 'distribution' and pass it on.

The Manx flame will be shared at a special service this weekend, which several hundred young people are expected to attend.

This is the first time in 28 years the peace light has come here.

Scouting's Island spokesman Kevin Brew:

 

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