Thousands of Christian pilgrims crowd to the temple of the Holy Sepulcher

Jerusalem, May 4, 2013

Photo: FOCUS News Agency Photo: FOCUS News Agency
Thousands of devotees flock to the temple of the Holy Sepulcher, where on the eve of Easter miraculously will burn the Holy Fire, RIA Novosti reported.
About 10,000 Christians will be able to observe the greatest miracle of the Orthodox world.

"Overall, the atmosphere is relaxed. In the temple have gathered about 10 000 people, there are about 10,000 outside the temple as well. We do everything to secure the implementation of the most important event for Orthodox Christians, "said a representative of the police in Jerusalem.

"Several employees of police were mobilized to ensure order in the Old City. In order to prevent incidents the police crushed the crowd into small groups and lead them to different routes, "he added.


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