UNESCO places Bethlehem’s Nativity Church on World Heritage endangered site list

29/6/2012 UN culture body upholds the motion 13-6 after admitting Palestine as a full member last October; Israel views move as Palestinian political stunt. PARIS (AP) — UNESCO’s World Heritage committee on Thursday approved a Palestinian bid to place the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on its list of sites of World Heritage in Danger ...

PA struggles to fund Bethlehem Church Renovation

Greek Orthodox clergymen clean the floor of the Nativity Church, believed  by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead of Orthodox and Armenian  Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem (MaanImages/Luay Sababa, File)

13/12/2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority is struggling to raise funds for a planned renovation to Bethlehem's iconic Church of the Nativity, a Palestinian official said Monday. Ziad Bandak, presidential adviser for Christian affairs and head of the Nativity Church restoration committee, says the PA has raised about $1.6 million of the nearly $15 million ...