BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine

Israeli police have had to restore order at one of Christianitys holiest sites after a mass brawl broke out between monks in Jerusalems Old City.

Fighting erupted between Greek Orthodox and Armenian monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Christs crucifixion.

Two monks from each side were detained as dozens of worshippers traded kicks and punches at the shrine, said police.

Trouble flared as Armenians prepared to mark the annual Feast of the Cross.

via BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine

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