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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Jun 6, 2007
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      Centre to help preserve monastery's collection

      By Daniel Bardsley , Staff Reporter


      Dubai: A senior church leader in the Middle East has praised a Dubai
      cultural centre for offering to preserve Christian heritage.

      Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, the Abbot of St Catherine's Monastery
      in Egypt, has thanked the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and
      Heritage for saying it will assist in taking copies of the
      monastery's well-known collection of manuscripts.

      Some of the manuscripts at the Greek Orthodox monastery date back
      1,500 years and the Juma Al Majid Centre will provide expertise and
      equipment so that digital records of the documents can be taken.

      The Deira-based Juma Al Majid Centre's initiative is the second
      example of UAE-Christian ties being strengthened this week.