Structural intervention works on
the lantern of the dome of the Ghajnsielem Archparish Church are well underway after
all MEPA permits have been approved. The restoration is
taking place after cracks started to develop on the upper
part, leading to water leakage and other related problems.
In the coming days, the lantern
(upper part of the cupola) will be rebuilt from scratch. Work is being
carried out by local master mason Leli Saliba (Bufajra) and
his son. Leli can be seen at work early in the morning
before the sun intensifies, working on several wooden
scaffolding structures which pronominally cover the whole
The project is expected to be
completed by the end of summer.