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    Israel - Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre


    GREEK Orthodox and Armenian worshippers have traded blows in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian denominations jealously protect their hold over areas of the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion.

    Israeli police went into the shrine, which faithful also believe contains the tomb of Jesus, to restore order.

    Two clerics were arrested.

    Dozens of worshippers, dressed in the vestments of the Greek Orthodox and Armenian denominations, traded kicks and punches, knocking down tapestries and toppling decorations at the site in Arab east Jerusalem.

    The brawl erupted during the Feast of the Cross, a ceremony in which the Armenian community commemorates what it believes was the fourth century discovery of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.

    Fights are not uncommon in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre among the representatives of Christian denominations who are responsible for maintaining its different chambers.





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    Brawl At Christian Holy Site In Jerusalem

    Brawl At Christian Holy Site In Jerusalem



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    Holy Cow . . . first we have thuggish priests and nuns rampaging through a restaurant in Italy kicking the living shit out of the proprietor, now this . . .

    Whatever happened to turning the other cheek?!

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    Could be they were each demanding that the other does.

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    Religious fanatics, they're all nuts.

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