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Churches agree plan for restoration of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The sacred site is where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

AP , Monday 27 May 2019
Francesco Patton, Metropolitan Theophilos and Nourhan Manougian
From Left: Custodian of the Holy Land Father Francesco Patton, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos and Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, sign agreements giving their approval for a restoration project for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem May 27, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

The three churches in charge of Jerusalem’s holiest Christian site say they have reached an agreement to begin a multi-million dollar renovation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Leaders of the Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches issued a statement announcing the project to restore the foundations and flooring of the church, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, entombed and resurrected.

A Greek team headed the 2016 restoration project to preserve the aedicule, a large structure inside the church housing the tomb.

The upcoming second rehabilitation project will involve two Italian institutions.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is shared by multiple Christian sects under a status quo management agreement.

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