It would be nice if Islam were able to look at other religions, in ways not tainted by fear and jealousy. "The first church" is here given the limited meaning of "the first state-authorized church." It will be more interesting if it proves to be a hundred years older.
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from the article: Prison dig reveals church that may be the oldest in the world