Leaders of the major Christian churches in Jerusalem have closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus’s Crucifixion and Resurrection. The closure began on Sunday in protest against a plan to tax their properties.

In a joint statement they criticised a “systematic campaign of abuse” against them, comparing it to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany.


Cardinals clash over idea of ‘paradigm shifts’ in the Church

The Church cannot have “paradigm shifts” in the interpretation of the deposit of its faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said.

The former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote that although Church doctrine did develop, it could only do so when it was grounded on what had come before.

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