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Oldest running church; Located at Bethlehem

  • The Church of the Nativity is located at Bethlehem.
  • It is the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.
  • The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and thus it is considered sacred by Christians.
  • It is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site listed under Palestine in 2012.
  • The church is administered jointly by Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic authorities.
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