A committee of prominent churchmen has been organized to raise two million dollars in America to “preserve the sacred Christian places in Palestine”. Bishop William T. Manning has been named Chairman of the Executive Committee.
Prior to the war, it is said, the bulk of money for this purpose was contributed largely by thousands of Russian pilgrims, who visited the places. The Committee is especially interested in Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Mount of Olives.
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