Church of the Sepulcher Reopens as Israeli State Halts Tax Move

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher reopened its doors, as the Israeli Prime Minister, along with the Mayor of West Jerusalem Israeli municipality, Nir Barkat, said they will “formulate a solution, announcing a suspension of the collection actions it has taken in recent weeks.
In response, the leaders of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian clergy reopened the church on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
 
Barkat had stated that Jerusalem’s churches owed more than $180 million in taxes on church-owned commercial properties, and the municipality had frozen church accounts.
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