The Directors General of Cultural Property and Local Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, Rafael Gómez Carrasco and Francisco Abril Ruiz, respectively, have visited Cehegín, specifically the Church of the District of San Antonio to see the state in which is the Image of the "Christ of the Scourges", of the Brotherhood of the Precious Blood of Christ.
Also present at this meeting were the mayor of Cehegín, Alicia del Amor, the President of Holy Week, Antonio Espín, the Director of the Archaeological Museum, Francisco Peñalver, the Parish Priest of this Church, members of the Brotherhood mentioned, as well as a technician of the Restoration Service of the Autonomous Community.
In this way, the regional authorities have been able to verify, in situ, the state of conservation of this Image due to the deterioration that the last years have produced in it.
After observing it by the technician, a report will be prepared and transferred to the Restoration Service to assess the damage and alleviate them.
This will take place after the next processions in which it has been suggested, by the technicians, that care be taken in the respective transfers that will occur during Holy Week.
On the other hand, the mayor of Cehegín, Alicia del Amor, has delivered in this meeting a dossier to the Director General of Cultural Property with all the historical buildings that show considerable deterioration or deficiencies in accessibility, such as the Archaeological Museum, existing stains in the Church of the Conception or the humidities of the Church of the Soledad, among others.
The Director General of Cultural Assets has undertaken to study them and alleviate these deficiencies, once the general volume of deteriorated buildings is known in detail.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín