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Gaza's oldest church shelters Christians, Muslims after false rumors of destruction: report

Palestinian Christians attend the Orthodox Christmas mass at the Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza City on January 7, 2023. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images (The Christian Post)  By Jon Brown - Posted at The Christian Post: Published October 17, 2023 A Greek Orthodox church in Gaza that was falsely rumored to have been destroyed amid the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel is reportedly sheltering people of multiple faiths seeking safe haven from the conflict. The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Porphyrios, the oldest church in Gaza, was rumored on social media last week to have been damaged during Israel's shelling of the region, according to The Associated Press . Church officials confirmed that the church, which is in the al-Zaytun section of Gaza’s Old City, was unharmed by the Israeli bombing of the Hamas-controlled territory, the AP reported. Continue here. Update 10.21.2023: Ex-congressman says several relatives died in Gaza church blast | World News ( Upd