Priests brawl at the Holy Sepulchre
Posted: 12 Nov 2008 @ 00:00
by Gerald Butt Middle East Correspondent
A DISPUTE involving Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem turned violent last Sunday, necessitating the intervention of Israeli police.
The scenes of chaos erupted when Armenians were celebrating the feast of the Holy Cross. Greek Orthodox clergy claimed a long-standing right to position a “guardian” in the tomb of Christ during the annual Arme-nian celebration. But, for their part, the Armenians denied that their ...
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