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East Coast Church temporarily closed to repair damage

St. Patrick Catholic Church was built in 1898. Even though it?s more than 100 miles away from the quake?s epicenter in Mineral, Virginia, it still suffered mild damage during the August 23rd earthquake.Archbishop Edwin O?Brien told ?The Catholic Review? “It will be a while before we reopen. We want to get back to business as usual as soon as we can, but everyone knows we want to play it safe....the cranes are coming in and they?re going to be here for a couple of months.”In the meantime, parishioners will be shuttled to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Washington?s Episcopal National Cathedral also suffered significant damage, which is clearly visible in its now broken central tower. It will remain closed until at least August 27th. Despite property damage, thankfully no one was injured. KLH RRGDPBN