Clergymen fight with broom sticks in Bethlehem

From Huff Post:

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The annual cleaning of one of Christianity’s holiest churches deteriorated into a brawl between rival clergy Wednesday, as dozens of monks feuding over sacred space at the Church of the Nativity battled each other with brooms until police intervened.

The ancient church, built over the traditional site of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, is shared by three Christian denominations – Roman Catholics, Armenians and Greek Orthodox. Wednesday’s fight erupted between Greek and Armenian clergy, with both sides accusing each other of encroaching on parts of the church to which they lay claim.

This time it was broom sticks. A few miles from this location you have clergy men with access to nuclear weapons. Their religion says the end of times is the most wonderful thing ever because it will bring the faithful to paradise. This is a key belief in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

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