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It reopened after Israeli officials suspended plans for a new tax on church properties

The church will stay closed indefinitely as leaders feud over proposed taxes

Christian leaders issued a joint statement bemoaning what they called a ‘systematic campaign of abuse’ against them

Archbishop urges US Vice President Mike Pence to ‘Listen more. No one has a monopoly on Jesus, not even the Evangelicals’

The Pope warned against any move to recognise Jerusalem as the Israel capital

‘We get sympathy and nice words from everybody, but we are sick of that. We want convictions.’

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The US President began his two-day trip to the region with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

A classic work, published in 1930, helps to fill in the gaps left by the Gospels

The restored Edicule is seen during a ceremony marking the end of restoration work on the site of Jesus's tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre underwent a major renovation after it was deemed unsafe