EuroNews. France
dec 28 2011

Orthodox priests clash in Bethlehem broom fight

28/12 17:33 CET

Unholy conduct at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as Greek
orthodox and Armenian clergy clean up sections of the building.

Police separated the rival groups, and no arrests were made because
they are all `men of God' according to a lieutenant colonel in the
city's force.

The scuffles often happen as each faction cleans a different part of
the church in preparation for orthodox Christmas celebrations in
January.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress