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Update from Norcia monks: church has ‘mostly withstood’ tremors

August 26, 2016

The subprior of the Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy, said that while most structures in the town appear be intact following a devastating earthquake, there is much underlying structural damage.

“Many townspeople have decided to sleep in their cars, in tents outside the city or with relatives elsewhere,” he said in an August 25 Facebook post. “The physical damage does not resemble in anyway the tragic images coming out of Amatrice, just 30 miles away.”

“Secondary shocks have been coming every 15-20 minutes,” he added, as he reported that the restored monastic church has “mostly withstood the tremors.”

 
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