ACN has reported that 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and 6.3 million people have been internally displaced, while 5.5 million people have fled the country.
The excavation is taking place inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most holy place in all of Christianity.
Churches have been restored and reopened to the public, but no new church has been built until now.
Greek Orthodox priest in Nazareth warns "What is happening is genocide."
Turkish intelligence services reportedly have seen the bishops close to border.