Two Muslim families entrusted with care of Jesus Burial Site for centuries

Key to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to be the location of the cave where Jesus was buried and the resurrection occurred. Since the church is administered by division of ownership and responsibilities of various Christian denominations- Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Syriac Orthodox – a Muslim family is the keeper of the keys to ensure fairness since all of the Christian denominations sometimes bicker over the church and disagree on certain decisions. So the Muslim family who has been passed down as keeper of the keys for many, many generations – 800 years! – and mediator between rival Christian denominations must come to the Church with the key, and be there to assure maintenance of the status quo, and notify the others.

Two Muslim families entrusted with care of holy Christian site for centuries – CNN<

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