- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A historic Chicago church destroyed by fire last year will be rebuilt.

The Archdiocese of Chicago says the Shrine of Christ the King Catholic Church will be rebuilt and ownership will be transferred from the archdiocese to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

The archdiocese said the institute has received sufficient funding for repairs on the historic building, which was left heavily damaged by a fire in October. The congregation has been using a temporary worship space at a neighboring Presbyterian church since the fire.

The Coalition to Save the Shrine raised more than $650,000 to rebuild the church after a study determined the church had to be secured or demolished.

Coalition officials estimate it could cost up to $6 million to restore the church.

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