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|Other names||Deir el-Sultan|
|Dedicated to||Archangel Michael & the Four Incorporeal Creatures|
|Diocese||Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria|
|Founder(s)||Saint Constantine the Great|
|Location||Old City (Jerusalem)|
Ownership of the monastery has been a source of contention between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, with both factions stating longstanding historical claims to the property. Deir El-Sultan is one of several holy sites in the area which are contested by various Christian denominations.
The current dispute arose in April 1970 when Ethiopian adherents entered the monastery while the Coptic followers were away for Easter rites, changing the locks to the stairs connecting it to the church below.
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