Priests come to blows inside Church of the Nativity
Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests had a rumble today inside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, in a dispute over how to clean the church after Christmas
AFP says the priests came to blows -- and in some cases even attacked each other with broomsticks and iron rods -- after the Greeks allegedly started cleaning a part of the church controlled by the Armenians. The church, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, is shared by various branches of Christianity -- each of which controls a slice of the building.
(and here's my favorite part . . .)
Palestinian police had to be called in to break up the battle, and two of them were among the seven people reportedly hurt.
That's right, folks: Muslims had to stop the Christians from fighting over who owns Jesus.