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‘Thank God nobody was hurt’: Wind destroys church’s steeple

December 24, 2018

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Fierce winds have destroyed the steeple of a Catholic church in Delaware.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reported Saturday that windy weather in Bethany Beach blew off the steeple of the St. Ann Catholic Church late last week. The church’s priest, the Rev. John Klevence, says the loss of the steeple won’t affect the church’s scheduled Christmas mass.

The steeple was attached to the church’s parish hall, which was the original church when the structure was built in 1955. Klevence says the steeple toppled sometime between Thursday and Friday, and he thanks God no one was injured.

Additionally, the steeple’s loss won’t affect the ringing of the church’s bells. Klevence the steeple didn’t contain real bells, but instead housed a speaker that played a recording. He says the speaker wasn’t damaged.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

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