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1832 Christians

Manger Square Church“The Near Eastern Christians provided the overwhelming preponderance of pilgrims and Christian settlers of Palestine. Ten thousand Greek and Armenian pilgrims, each donating about three hundred piastres annually to their churches, or nearly one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, compared, in 1832, with a dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims and a hundred visitors. The Franciscans complained bitterly of the ‘vexations and annoyances of the Greeks,’ who seized every occasion.”

Source: De Haas, Jacob; History Of Palestine – The Last Two Thousand Years. P 373.

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