Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis Sells Historic Irish Parish to Be a Mosque
One of our most historic Catholic churches is now a mosque and Islamic center.
The Church of St. John was a home to Catholics in St. Paul, Minnesota since 1886. The present church structure, school and rectory were constructed in the 1920s.
It was jolting to drive by and to see the cross had been knocked down from the front facade. It really does hit home. I last attended Holy Mass here in 2009. The church looked full on that day.
In 2013 the church was closed and it was sold to the religion of Islam June 20 of this year.
I had relatives who were parishioners here. What next is what many are asking. Many are fearful the Archdiocese will do the same thing in Minneapolis with St. Boniface.
You can see the demolition of the Christian interior here:
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