Khartoum Cathedral

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Khartoum Cathedral is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in the Daily Express on 5 december 1911.

Khartoum Cathedral

Daily Express (5 december 1911, p. 1)

The "Express" has received the following letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:—

"To the Editor of the "Express."

"Sir, — Apart from any question of religious views it would be a disaster if Khartoum Cathedral, as the symbol of the spiritual aspirations of the ruling race, were left in an incomplete condition.

"Such visible signs impress the Oriental mind, and they could not fail to ascribe it to national weakness of purpose if the scheme was not carried through in a worthy manner. The Cathedral stands in this instance for Christianity and for civilisation.

Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex."

The Bishop of London will consecrate the Khartoum Cathedral on january 4, 1912.