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America VideoJanuary 24, 2022
This historic Catholic parish fought to stay open—and won

In 2009, parishioners of St. Adalbert's/Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in East Cleveland were told that their beloved church would be closing for good. But this faith community—the oldest Black Catholic parish in the state of Ohio and the second oldest in the United States—had something to say about it. In this new short documentary from America Media, we hear the story of the parishioners' struggle to save their parish.

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