Diocese to close Warren church

St. Jean Baptiste had served Warren since 1882

By Emily Kamens
Posted 10/19/17

St. Jean Baptiste Church, one of Warren’s oldest and last remaining houses of worship, will soon close after 135 years serving Warren.

Rev. W. Douglass Grant, pastor of St. Jean and St. Mary of …

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