Christmas Fight Club for Priests


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This Christmas, give you fellow priests a present they won't soon forget: a smack to the face with brooms!

That's what about some priests did while preparing Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity for Orthodox Christmas on January 7:

The outburst, broken up by baton and shield-wielding Palestinian police, came to head as the Greek Orthodox and Armenian clerics, who each control a portion of the church along with Roman Catholics got into the scuffle over a ‘turf war.’ The Church of Nativity is believed to be built over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus.

Bethlehem police Lt-Col Khaled al-Tamimi was quoted in Reuters as saying that no one was arrested “because all those involved were men of God” while the BBC reported that the 1,700-year-old church is in bad shape because priests can’t agree on who should be footing the bill for its repair.


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@ stayzuplate
Yes, funny (not really) how wars are waged over what amounts to a fairy tale. Might as well go to war over "Hansel and Gretel" or "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Oh well.
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