Earth's Natural Wonders

In Ethiopia Villagers Climb Sheer Cliffs for a Baptism

Clip: Season 2 | 1m 9s  | Video has closed captioning.

In Ethiopia’s Gheralta mountain villagers climb sheer cliffs for a baptism. Their churches are built high in the mountains to bring them "closer to God," and reaching them is a real test of faith. They believe that male children must be baptized on the 40th day after birth in order to be blessed, but this is a long and perilous journey to make with a newborn.

Aired: 07/25/18

Rating: TV-PG

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