Under the terms of a concession just published in the “Official Gazette,” the Jerusalem Electric and Public Service Corporation is empowered to equip the Holy City with a tramway system by the end of 1937, in addition to supplying electric light and power, says the National Catholic Welfare News Service. “This tendency towards Progress in Jerusalem is not met by all with the same enthusiasm. Those who like the traditional religious general view of the Holy City frown upon the achievement which though it brings comfort to the inhabitants of the town, is held to be profaning the essential character of the spiritual center of the world. The capital of the Holy Land, which is sacred to millions of faithful of three great religions, will no longer keep its special panorama, if the so-called modern progress is entering even the sites of its ancient quarters,” says the Catholic sheet.
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