Anonymous Donor Saves East Village Church
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Archdiocese of New York said an anonymous donation of $10 million will save the historic St. Brigid's Church in Manhattan's East Village.
The Archdiocese said Wednesday that St. Brigid's will reopen as a parish church following its repair.
The donor also has given $2 million to establish an endowment to help the parish meet the spiritual needs of residents. A separate gift of $8 million will support Saint Brigid's School, and other Catholic schools in need.
St. Brigid's once was a haven for Irish famine refugees. In more recent years it has served a largely Latino congregation.
The church is named after St. Brigid of Ireland, known for helping the hungry and poor.