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Montreal Anglican church transformed into Inuit-language sanctuary

Posted on: April 1, 2015 12:55 PM
Annie Ittoshat, Montreal's first Inuk minister, presides over St. Paul's Anglican Church in the city's West Island with weekly Inuktitut services.
Photo Credit: David Murphy
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[Nunatsiaq News] The Revd Annie Ittoshat stops about every five minutes and gazes up at the cathedral ceiling of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Montreal.

“I mean, just look at this,” the Revd Ittoshat says, craning her neck at the church’s stained glass windows and the massive cross overlooking the church’s sanctuary.

For the past three years, the church has been quietly collecting dust. In Lachine, attendance dwindled, with St. Paul’s closing its doors in 2012.

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