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Greece’s Hard Left Government Moves To Reduce Influence Of Church

(REUTERS) – Greece on Monday unveiled plans to revise its constitution, formally proposing a clearer distinction between the state and the powerful Orthodox Church, changes in how the president is elected and limiting terms of lawmakers in parliament.

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'.

Risk of Collapse at Jesus’ Tomb Unites Rival Christians

The New York Times reports:  JERUSALEM — It was a typical day at the shrine around what many believe is the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem’s Old City. A Greek Orthodox choir sang inside a room facing the baroque structure.

Christian worshippers queue to visit the Tomb of Christ, where according to Christian belief the body of Jesus was laid after his death, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Jerusalem's Old City, on March 23, 2016.

Jerusalem’s Tomb Of Jesus Set For Restoration Work After Easter

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre is to undergo major restoration, church officials said Wednesday. The work could begin soon after Orthodox Easter on

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Greeks See Political Message in ‘Weeping Jesus’ Icon

In a strange chronological coincidence, an icon of the crucified Christ on display in the church of St. Nicholas in Asprokambos began “weeping” as of January 25, the day of the general election of Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras.