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Russian officials to return Catholic parish to Church

October 21, 2010

Officials in the western Russian city Smolensk, a city near the Polish border, have agreed to return a historic Catholic parish building to the Church. Since the Stalin regime, the parish has been used as an archival office.

“After we are through with the construction of a new building for the state archives next year we will be ready to discuss with Poland a plan to restore or repair the Catholic church,” said the local governor.

The parish is inaccurately identified as a cathedral in the first link below.


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  • Posted by: umpynelson3459 - Oct. 21, 2010 2:37 PM ET USA

    Lot's of luck with that one brother..

  • Posted by: Obregon - Oct. 21, 2010 1:29 PM ET USA

    Perhaps the Anglicans will give us back the Catholic churches they took from us under the adulterer Henry VIII.