"Fight looming for Catholic church over decision to demolish Christchurch's Catholic cathedral" The Press Online
"Heritage advocates are vowing to fight a decision to demolish Christchurch's historic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. ..."
" ... The decision has upset heritage advocate Anna Crighton, who said there was outrage in the community and she was ready to fight for the building's survival. ..."
" ...Her stance was supported by Historic Places Canterbury.
Chairman Mark Gerrard said the organisation would be exploring all means to fight the proposed demolition.
"Historic Places Canterbury is surprised the bishop appears to have lost faith in the cost of restoration of this unique beautiful heritage building."
The cathedral had been a beacon of faith and inspiration for many generations, he said.
"Today we are left with the impression that cost and location are more important considerations." ...
"Cash donated to Christchurch Catholics not ring-fenced for heritage church restoration" The Press online article.
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