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St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis is Established

Upon the restructuring of the South City Deanery of St. Louis, Missouri, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke has assigned the church of St. Francis de Sales, known as the "Cathedral of South St. Louis," to the care of the Institute of Christ the King, establishing it as an Oratory. Since January 2005 the Institute has had pastoral charge of the Latin Mass Apostolate of St. Louis, located at St. Agatha's Church, which, as of July 1, 2005, is now transferred to St. Francis de Sales Oratory. Besides administering the sacraments and attending to the needs of the faithful of the Oratory, the Institute will operate its pre-seminary program from this location, where candidates from the United States will come for the first steps in their formation before entering our International Seminary at the Institute's motherhouse in Gricigliano, Italy.

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