Parishioners at fire-ravaged church keeping the faith

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CHICAGO -- Their church went up in flames, but parishioners from the Shrine of Christ the King church have faith their house of worship will be rebuilt.

Sunday was about unity. A family with heavy hearts coming together.

The Renaissance Revival-style structure still stands, but it's uninhabitable.

There is dirt and debris everywhere. The roof looks like it's barely hanging on.

On Wednesday, the nearly century-old Catholic church was ravaged by a fire.

It was a massive blaze, an extra-alarm fire apparently caused by spontaneous combustion of rags used to apply floor stains.

By the time firefighters had put out the fire, part of the roof had collapsed.

The damage is estimated at 3 million dollars. The congregations plans to rebuild.

After prayers and song, Sunday’s fellowship ended with the parishioners uniting around their church, raising their hands in solidarity.


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