Church to be turned into mosque

Church to be turned into mosque

“Former Massachusetts Catholic church sold, slated to become a mosque”

It will still be a house of worship. That’s something that was important to Lokman Yanbul and Catholic parishioners regarding the former St. Matthew Church in Indian Orchard. The 142-year-old colonial church and the rectory next door were sold for $150,000 in October to the Turkish-American Islamic Society Inc., which plans to convert the church into a mosque. “We did this for the children,” said Yanbul, referring to why the local Turkish-American community felt the need to have its own mosque. “We want them to (be able to) continue their cultural and religious heritage.”

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