Jerusalem: Christianity's 'holiest site' closed in protest

Jerusalem: Christianity's 'holiest site' closed in protest
 

Christian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law.
Church leaders have described the legislation as an attack on Christians in the Holy Land.
Supporters of the bill though say the concerns are unfounded.
Many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected on the site of the church.
It is considered Christianity's holiest place and is a key destination for pilgrims.
Why are Church leaders angry? In a joint statement, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and... read more

 
25 February 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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