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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:07 AM

Christian rivals find unity in Nativity church restoration
February 8, 2014

Bethlehem (AFP) - When Pope Francis visits Bethlehem in May he will see scaffolding covering the roof of the Church of the Nativity. It may be an eyesore, but it symbolizes a rare show of unity among rival Christian faiths that are working together to restore the ancient basilica.

Built in the fourth century by the Roman Emperor Constantine and restored by Justinian after a fire in the sixth century, the shrine over the cave where Jesus is believed to have been born is undergoing a major renovation.
Father Stephane Milovich, a Franciscan and former caretaker at the church, says it has turned out to be a blessing that the project is getting under way only now, as a cooperative venture among his order, the Greek Orthodox and the Armenian churches.

"A century ago the Greeks, the Armenians and the Franciscans wouldn't have cooperated," he said. "We have a building which has not changed, which is why we must save

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