Muslim family guards key to Jerusalem Christian Church

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - You know it's Easter, the biggest day on the Christian calendar.

The holiday is almost 900 years old! Even though today, we celebrate Easter with egg hunts and brunch-- the holiday dates back way before the Easter bunny hopped along.

It all began at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Quick religious history lesson: this is where the bible says Jesus was crucified.

But guess who holds the keys to this sacred spot . . . it's actually in the hands of a Muslim family! For hundreds of years, the Joudeh family has prided itself on the honor.

"This is not only an honor for our family, this is an honor for all Muslims in the world," explains Adeeb Joudeh.'

The key has been opening the church for 850 years and generations of Joudeh family members.

So why are Muslims in charge of one of Christianity's most holy spots? Well, there's no conflict of interest, so they remain neutral guardians.

The key holds a deep message for Joudeh, "what we pass to the next generation is not only the key, but also the way you respect religion."

With so much discord around the world, it's nice to see differences creating harmony.



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