Jerusalem, December 8, Interfax - The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem disavowed the information of certain media about supernatural events that accompany restoration of the Church the Lord's Sepulchre.
"There are very bold reports in the informational flow claiming there were signs in Jerusalem, trumpeting angels and supernatural events in heaven, they are absolutely false informational stuffing and have nothing to do with reality," the mission said in its statement published by its press service.
The mission reminded that on October 26, experts of the Athens polytechnic university took off the marble platforms covering the stone burial bed of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Patriarch Theophilus of Jerusalem, representatives of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate attended the works.
It is stressed in the statement that if the stone of the burial bed which forms the foundation of the Edicule and the rocks surrounding it had not been fortified using new materials, the process of destroying the rock foundation of the chapel would have been irreversible.