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Jerusalem row ends

AFTER a bitter dispute, Christian denominations have agreed to open a second door at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

For more than 800 years, the churches have prevented one another from having control over the only door to the church where Jesus is said to have been buried.

Under pressure from the Israeli government, the denominations have agreed to open a second door, to allow an expected four million Holy Year pilgrims safe passage into and out of the Church.

The Church is shared by the Greek Orthodox, Catholics and Armenians, though Ethiopians, Copts and Syrian Orthodox churches maintain a small presence.

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