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Israel threatens to cut off water supply to Church of the Holy Sepulchre
For nearly a century, various governments in the Holy Land gave free water to the basilica and pilgrims as a sign of courtesy. Now the Jerusalem Municipality also wants it to pay for past consumption of water. Confusion and concern among the Christian Churches: we agreement among all the groups who use the water at the Holy Sepulchre.
Jerusalem: Monastery on top of Holy Sepulchre in danger of collapse
The structure, which is at the heart of a dispute between the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church, could collapse if major repairs are not carried out. Israel is willing to foot the bill, but the failure of the two Churches to agree over ownership is blocking the undertaking.
28/11/2005 HOLY LAND
Israel slams swearing-in of Theophilos III as a "serious impropriety"
Thursday's ceremony, which went ahead in spite of official objections, is being called to question. The patriarch has accused Israel of behaving "like the Ottoman Empire".
24/03/2005 ISRAEL PALESTINE HOLY LAND
Jerusalem: the Cross breaks down the wall of fear
A talk with Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Custodian of the Holy Land.
25/02/2005 ISRAEL HOLY LAND
Christians call on government to pay for damages in Maghar
Our children were traumatised by Druze violence, says eyewitness. Damages total 26 million (US$ 35 million).
27/09/2004 israel - holy land
"Peaceful" Orthodox Patriarch assaults police and friars inside the Holy Sepulchre Basilica
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