Two Slovenian communities in US to lose their churches

The Slovenian Protestant community in Bethlehem in the US state of Pennsylvania will soon be left without their church. More than 110 years after being built by the community, St John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church is being sold. The town's Slovenian Catholics are in the process of losing their church as well.

The story of the two communities has been closely tied to historical developments, dating back to the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century when immigrants, in particular from Central Europe, were arriving en masse to work at the Bethlehem steel...

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