Holy Land Christians resisting Greek Orthodox Church's land deals
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 - 5:50 AM
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III (left) in prayer with Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I. The Greek Orthodox Church is coming under increasing criticism for repeatedly giving up control of its property, either through land sales or multi-decade leases
BESIDE a nondescript stretch of highway linking Bethlehem to Jerusalem, there's a large shiny rock and a cluster of olive trees. This place, called Kathisma or "seat" in Greek, is said to be where the Virgin Mary rested and drank from a well, not long before giving birth in a...