Church of the Nativity

Father Francesco Patton (2-R), a superior in the Franciscan order known as 'Custo', and friars prays in front of the entrance of the Tomb of Jesus, where Jesus Christ is believed to be buried, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the end of the weekly Via Dolorosa (Way …

Franciscan Friars, Guardians of Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre

JERUSALEM – Wearing traditional brown robes held in place by a white belt with three knots symbolising vows of “poverty, chastity and obedience”, Franciscan friars have long been a part of Jerusalem’s landscape.

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KLEIN: Abbas, Not Trump, Is the Grinch Who Stole Bethlehem Christmas

The fake news media narrative circulating the past few days goes something like this: President Donald’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital set off an “eruption of violence,” thus dampening the mood in Bethlehem and keeping tourists this Christmas season from one of the holiest cities for Christianity.

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Palestinian Security Forces Unable to Move Protest Tent Prior to Trump Trip to Bethlehem

A senior source in the Palestinian Authority has told Breitbart Jerusalem that Palestinian security forces were unable to convince activists claiming to support prisoners that have been on hunger strike in Israeli jails since last month to abandon a protest tent that was erected near the entrance to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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In Bethlehem, Craftsmen Take on Chinese Knockoffs

Christmas is approaching and pilgrims and tourists have begun to arrive, crowding the souvenir shops that line the narrow streets and alleys of Bethlehem, the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace.