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Holy Trinity Catholic Church has stood empty and quiet for four years. Now, Muslims want to fill the former church with their prayers.

But first, they want to remove the six stone crosses off the top of a North Side church.
The crosses have become a neighborhood battle, herding Catholic grandmothers and Islamic men together into small, uncomfortable rooms.

It turns out they agree on much: They want to help feed the poor along Park Street. They want the community to be safer. They respect each other's right to worship in a different way. They don't mean to sound bigoted.


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