Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Church Passes On Charity.

Byline: Jennifer McKee Journal Staff Writer

Missing Steeples To Stay That Way

Neither priests nor parishioners seem particularly gung-ho about a private developer's plans to help build the missing steeples on Santa Fe's landmark St. Francis Cathedral.

"There are so many other things that are important," said Pat Garcia, a parishioner at St. Francis Cathedral. "That whole thing came out of nowhere."

Indeed, Father Jerome Martinez, parish priest and rector of the cathedral, said no one ever talked to him about building spires on the landmark. He found out about the plans in newspaper articles this weekend.

"It's never crossed our minds," Martinez said. …

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