Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Heritage Canada lists Cape Breton church as endangered

St. Alphonsus Parish was closed in 2007
The community in Cape Breton, N.S., is raising funds in
the hopes of saving this church from demolition.
Heritage Canada has listed a Catholic Church in its list of top ten endangered places in the country.

The diocese of Antigonish closed St. Alphonsus Church seven years ago because of decreasing parishioners and costly repair bills. Then, last year, the diocese announced it would be demolished.

Since then, community members have been looking for ways to save and restore the 98-year-old landmark.

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