Syria 1: Damascus - Carolynn-in-Dubai
Inside this shrine in the Umayyed Mosque is the severed head of John the Baptist who is honoured as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims.  In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited the mosque to visit the relics of John the Baptist.  This was the first time a pope had paid a visit to a mosque.

Inside this shrine in the Umayyed Mosque is the severed head of John the Baptist who is honoured as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims. In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited the mosque to visit the relics of John the Baptist. This was the first time a pope had paid a visit to a mosque.

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