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Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine

Posted in Uncategorized by Skepdude on November 9, 2008

Israeli police have had to restore order at one of Christianity’s holiest sites after a brawl broke out between monks in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Fighting erupted between Greek Orthodox and Armenian monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Christ’s crucifixion.

Two monks from each side were detained as dozens of worshippers traded kicks and punches at the shrine, said police.

Trouble flared as Armenians prepared to mark the annual Feast of the Cross.


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  1. Cris Cohen said, on November 9, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Fascinating. I wonder if people were allowed to places bets.

  2. Henry said, on November 9, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    I can’t work out the teams, is it the reds versus the blues, or the reds and the blues versus the blacks?

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