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Middle East / Jerusalem Church / The Door #183945

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 26, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) The concerns in Jerusalem about safety in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre featured; scenes shown of the Ceremony of the Holy Fires; details given of the debate over adding a second door to the church. [Tour guide Shraga BEN-YOSEF - says people could get trapped in a fire.] How the church is shared by six religious groups, which oppose plans for an alternate exit door, explained. [Historian Father Jerry MURPHY-O'CONNOR - says all the communities are jealous of their rights.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Vatican said telling the Israeli government to stop mediating the dispute over the door.

Findlay, Gillian;
Gibson, Charles

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