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Christian Orthodox worshippers parade around Jesus' tomb ahead of lighting candles from the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalems Old City, on April 11, 2015 during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the 'Holy Fire'.

Jesus’ Tomb Renovated For First Time In 200 Years

JERUSALEM — A team of experts began a historic renovation on Monday at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in more than 200 years.

Christian Orthodox worshippers parade around Jesus' tomb ahead of lighting candles from the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalems Old City, on April 11, 2015 during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the 'Holy Fire'.

Restoration Work Starts At Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre Shrine

A major restoration project has begun at the shrine inside Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection. An AFP photographer visiting the church on Sunday saw scaffolding going up around

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Iran: Nine Christians Arrested in Church on Christmas Day

A group of Christians in Iran have been arrested while attending church on Christmas Day in Shiraz. The church was raided by plain-clothes officers from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security who confiscated personal items and satellite dishes and behaved