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Roof ripped off church at Gonzaga College High School in D.C. due to severe weather

Roof damage at St. Aloysius Church on campus of Gonzaga College High School in D.C. (Photo Courtesy of D.C. Fire & EMS)

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Roof damage at St. Aloysius Church on campus of Gonzaga College High School in D.C.

A roof was ripped off a church on the campus of Gonzaga College High School on Thursday in Northwest Washington due to severe weather.

The roof damage occurred at the St. Aloysius Church on North Capitol Street.

A Gonzaga school official says students and employees sheltered in place during the storm.

Fire and EMS officials say no injuries have been reported.

Gonzaga College High School President Rev. Stephen W. Planning, SJ, released a statement in a letter sent out to friends of Gonzaga on Thursday evening.

Read the letter in full below:

"Dear Friends of Gonzaga,
Today was a trying day on Eye Street, as our beloved St. Aloysius Church sustained significant damage in a strong storm that struck D.C.
Most importantly, all students, faculty, and staff are safe. But the roof of St. Aloysius was partially torn off, and there is additional damage inside the church and elsewhere on campus.
We are assessing the full scope of the damage at this time. However, it's during trying times like these that the Gonzaga community is at its best, and so I ask for your prayers and support. For updates on St. Aloysius and to learn how you can help, visit www.gonzaga.org. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Rev. Stephen W. Planning, SJ"


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