St. John the Baptist Church family regroups after theft

Posted 3/5/13

An unknown thief or thieves hit Westport's St. John the Baptist Church hard over the weekend, stealing precious religious items, forcing the cancellation of a weekend Mass and leaving priest, parishioners and police searching for answers.

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