Page 19, 20th December 1935

20th December 1935
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Page 19, 20th December 1935 — THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
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THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

Expert's Report Due

In the House of Commons recently Mr. RANKIN asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a scheme has yet been evolved for raising the necessary hinds for the restoration of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem; and whether he is satisfied that the delay in carrying out the necessary repairs will not endanger this historic structure. Mr. THOMAS: The expert's report on the repairs which are necessary in the church of the Holy Sepulchre will be published in the course of the next few days. His recommendations and the means of raising the necessary funds will then be considered by the Palestine government, as soon as possible, in consultation with representatives of the religious bodies concerned. Meanwhile, certain temporary measures have been carried out by the government, but it is doubtful whether these will be effective for more than a few months longer, and it is realised that the matter is therefore urgent




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