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Norcia: 'months, even a year' to repair basilica after earthquake

August 29, 2016

"The destruction in Norcia is serious," reports Father Cassian Folsom, the prior of the Benedictine monastery in the earthquake-ravaged Italian town.

In the monastery itself, the prior reports, most of the damage is superficial, but there is also some structural damage that must be addressed before the Benedictine community-- now lodged in temporary quarters in Rome-- can return.

"The basilica of San Benedetto was hit badly," however, the prior continues. The church in the birthplace of St. Benedict will "take months, even a year, to repair." 

 
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