Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes in protest at Israeli ‘Nazi-like persecution’ | The Independent

One of the holiest sites in Christianity has been shut down indefinitely in protest at new Israeli laws likened by religious leaders to Nazi persecution.

Tourists and worshippers were locked out of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem “until further notice” from Sunday, over proposals to tax property and seize land sold to private buyers.

The Greek Orthodox patriarch joined forces with the Armenian patriarch and the Catholic custodian of the Holy Land to issue a statement attacking what they called “a systematic attack” and “an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in occupied Jerusalem.”

Source: Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes in protest at Israeli ‘Nazi-like persecution’ | The Independent

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