Skip to comments.Fire Damages Bethlehem's Nativity Church
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT by marshmallow
BETHLEHEM, Palestine: A fire broke out in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity early Tuesday, just hours after Pope Francis wrapped up a three-day Middle East pilgrimage that saw him visit the shrine.
Bethlehem Governor Abdel-Fatah Hamayel told AFP it was a small fire that had broken out accidentally when an oil lamp fell over just before dawn, causing some damage to fabric wall hangings inside the Grotto of the Nativity itself.
It was an accident that started when an oil lamp fell over. The fire started on its own, then burned itself out," he said.
The fire, which was discovered at around 4:30 a.m. (0100 GMT) when the security guard smelled smoke, broke out in the cave underneath the 4th-century basilica where Christians believe Mary gave birth to Jesus.
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One of the workers neglected to put out an oil lamp at closing time. Sad.
The Orthodox will blame the Catholics, the Catholics will blame the Orthodox. A big fist fight will take place and be broken up by Moslems.
The Orthodox will call on Russia for protection, The Catholics will call on France. England will join to keep Russia isolated.
The invasion against Russia will be Crimea.
Strange, I feel as if this has been rehearsed before.
Wonder if Lord Raglan and Lord Cardigan will be there with their Light Brigade.
What is this “Bethlehem, Palestine”?????????????
Palestine isn’t a country...It isn’t a nation...
What happened to Israel?????
The Daily Star (Lebanon) = the news source = idiots
Prayers that this was not damaged too much and can rebuilt.
Thank goodness, Pope Francis is OK.
like to see, accidental” fires break out in mosques all over the world