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posted 20 April 2008 08:30 AM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What would the Prince of Peace have said about this:

Fight erupts in Jerusalem church

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Israeli police had to break up a fist fight that erupted between Greek and Armenian Orthodox clergymen at one of Christianity's holiest sites. ...

Brawls are not uncommon at the church, which is uneasily shared by various Christian denominations. ...

In this case, witnesses say an Armenian priest forcibly ejected a Greek priest from an area near the tomb of Jesus.

They say the attacker felt the Greek priest had spent too long at the tomb.

When police arrived to break up the fight, some were reportedly beaten back by worshippers using palm fronds. ...

Rivalry between the six different churches which grudgingly share the Holy Sepulchre dates back to the aftermath of the crusades, and to the great schism between Eastern and Western Christianity in the 11th Century.



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