Israeli police say they have arrested a number of suspects in last month's arson attack on a famous Catholic church in the Holy Land.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld would not elaborate on the identity of those arrested Sunday. The fire is believed to be an attack by Jewish extremists.

The fire broke at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish damaged the roof and burned prayer books.

The building sits atop the remains of a fifth-century Byzantine church. The church marks the traditional spot of Jesus' miracle of the loaves and fish, and is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. It is one of the most popular stops for Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.