You have to admit, this was a ballsy move by the Patriarchate.
#OurGreatestAlly tried to put a tax on all churches (but notably, not Mosques or Synagogues).
In response, the Patriarchate shut down what is arguably the holiest site in all of Christendom – the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
This move, and the absolute PR disaster it created, forced #Israel to suspend the tax, which put an undue and unsustainable burden on only Christians in the region.
#Orthodoxy #OrthodoxChristianity #HolySites #Christendom #Jerusalem #DEUSVULT