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Save Saint Jerges (Georges) Church and its square from demolition

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Petition by the residents of Ehden-Zgharta and the Maronites throughout the world for the preservation of “El Ketle”

To the kind attention of the Municipality of Zgharta-Ehden,

The diocese of Ehden-Zgharta has announced the start of a project to destroy the culturally and historically important courtyard located in front of Mar Jerges (Georges) church, also known by “El Ketle”, and replace it with an architecturally insensitive parking garage.

We, the people of Ehden and parishioners of the church, emphatically demand that this project be halted. It will destroy the integrity of this sacred site and all the important elements it contains by uprooting venerable cedar trees, disturbing the tombs of our ancestors, and removing monuments of significance to Maronites around the world.

The "Ketle” along with Mar Jerges church are the spiritual heart of Ehden. The signatures below represent the voice of the people who wish to preserve from obliterating this holy site.

Note: any donation asked for within the signature of this petition goes for the petition service provider and not to us. From our side, we are not asking for any donation.

~Association for the preservation of Saint Jerges Church

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