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The spires of the Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church are seen, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Detroit. Members of the church finance council appeared before the Detroit Historic Commission on Wednesday, seeking permission to remove the iconic church's aging spires. Members said the spires were in poor structural condition and at risk of collapsing and said it would cost about $1.3 million to repair them, which the church can't afford, the finance council president said. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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The spires of the Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church are seen, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Detroit. Members of the church finance council appeared before the Detroit Historic Commission on Wednesday, seeking permission to remove the iconic church's aging spires. Members said the spires were in poor structural condition and at risk of collapsing and said it would cost about $1.3 million to repair them, which the church can't afford, the finance council president said. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Though badly damaged, part of a statue of Jesus stolen from a crucifix in a park outside Norfolk's Holy Trinity Catholic Church has been returned as seen Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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In this April 23, 2017 photo, Blane Stutzman receives his first communion from Deacon Bill Schlautman at Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells, Neb. (Megan Smith/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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In this April 23, 2017 photo, parishioners pray during Mass at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells, Neb. (Megan Smith/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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In this April 23, 2017 photo, parishioners leave after Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells, Neb. (Megan Smith/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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In this April 23, 2017 photo, Deacon Bill Schlautman prepares for Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells, Neb. (Megan Smith/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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A large crowd listens to speakers during a public dialogue with officials and hundreds of refugees and immigrants at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Durham, N.C. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)

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In this Feb. 25, 2017 image made from video, Betsy Crapps is interviewed before the Mom Prom at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church in Canton Township, Mich. Crapps is the founder of Mom Prom, an annual event at which women don their old prom, bridesmaid or wedding dresses and gather in the church's gym for a night of dancing, drinking and togetherness, with proceeds going to charity. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

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This undated photo provided by Cat Doyle at the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration shows Olga Woltering of Marietta, Ga. The devout Catholic woman who lived in Georgia was among those killed in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport shooting on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. That's according to her church, which confirmed the death of Olga Woltering in a statement on its website Saturday, the day after the attack. The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration said the native English woman who had long lived in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta "was so charming, calling everybody 'Lovey' or 'Love' in her unmistakable British accent." (Tim Woltering/Cat Doyle of Catholic Church of the Transfiguration via AP)

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Livonia Police officer Dave Scott salutes as the funeral procession for Dallas Police officer Michael Krol leaves St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Redford Township, Mich. (Salwan Georges/Detroit Free Press via AP)

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Sister Chris Schenk is one of three nuns chronicled in "Radical Grace," a documentary on their work challenging the power structures of the Catholic Church. (www.radicalgracefilm.com)

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Police officers salute as the procession for New York City Police officer Brian Moore passes after his funeral mass, Friday, May 8, 2015, at the St. James Roman Catholic church in Seaford, N.Y. The 25-year-old died Monday, two days after he was shot in Queens. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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New York City Police Department Monsignor Robert Romano speaks during the funeral for slain NYPD officer Brian Moore at the St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, NY, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

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Two Jordanian women light candles next to a picture of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was being held by Islamic State group militants, following Sunday prayers in the Adir Roman Catholic Church, on the outskirts of Karak, Jordan, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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A full moon rises behind a cross on top of Saint Nicholas Catholic Church in the Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for January 28, 2015 - Nigerian elections could put Christians in danger: Pall bearers carry the coffins of those killed in a Christmas Day bombing at a Catholic church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Mourners wept as they carried out the mass burial Wednesday the church near Nigeria's capital where dozens died in a Christmas Day bombing by a radical Islamist sect. (AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Larisa Alonso talks to a reporter at Our Lady of Charity Catholic church in Miami. Many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)