Seventh church set fire in string of St. Louis arsons

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Shrine of St. Joseph church in St. Louis, Mo., was the seventh to be set fire, the latest in a rash of arson fires targeting predominantly black churches.

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Shrine of St. Joseph church in St. Louis, Mo., was the seventh to be set fire, the latest in a rash of arson fires targeting predominantly black churches.

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ST. LOUIS — The Shrine of St. Joseph on the outskirts of downtown is not a black church. It was a predominantly white and Roman Catholic church, dating back to 1843.