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A brawl erupted in Jerusalem Sunday between rival monks at one of Christianity\'s holiest sites, and police have detained two clergymen for questioning.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said fighting erupted between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem\'s Old City. The church marks the traditional site of Jesus\' crucifixion, burial and resurrection More...
Police called in to break up the brawl detained one monk from each side.
Rosenfeld said the incident flared over preparations for the annual ceremony held by the Armenians to commemorate the 4th century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus.
Six Christian sects divide control of the ancient church. They regularly fight over turf and influence, and Israeli police are occasionally forced to intervene.