Works launched to restore Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem
Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
|Church of the Holy Sepulchre [Credit: WikiCommons]|
Pilgrims will be able to continue visiting the site while the work is underway. It's expected to last up to a year.
|Christian pilgrims wait in line to visit the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem |
[Credit: AP/Mahmoud Illean]
Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III says the ceremony was a message "that we are delivering what we promised."
Source: The Asscoaited Press [May 20, 2016]