Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. It was a timely reminder that while headlines focused on Islamic calls for uprisings and Trump's references to Jewish historical ties, the president's words also stirred deep feelings among the Palestinians' small Christian community.In the hours running up to Trump's statement, Pope Francis called for the status quo in the city to be respected.Trump's decision found strong backing from another corner of the Christian community – many among his own country's politically powerful evangelicals who see God's hand in the modern-day return of Jews to a biblical homeland.People of all faith in Jerusalem were united in prayer, the 33-year-old said, even if they were divided over politics.
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