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Monks fight in Church of Nativity Bethlehem (photos)

by | 28th, December 2011

TO Bethlehem, o’ little town, where Armenian and Greek Orthodox clergymen are scuffling inside the Church of Nativity. It’s the traditional Monk Smack Down, featuring the two denominations that each control a section of the church located on the exact spot where Jesus Christ was born (see estate agent’s blurb). It is what Jesus would have wanted…

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12368771 Monks fight in Church of Nativity Bethlehem (photos)
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Palestinian police officers intervene in a fight that erupted between Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergymen during the cleaning of the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. The two denominations each control sections of the church and fiercely guard their turf. The violence broke out when the sides accused each other of crossing into each other's territory. Similar fights have taken place in past years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)



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