400-year-old church to reopen after 4 years

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – Next month, the nearly 400-year-old San Miguel Mission Church in Socorro will reopen its doors after extensive repairs to stop it from collapsing.

Parishioners have been moving some of the saints back into the historic church for the last couple months.

In 2010, the church closed its doors after it was discovered the walls were collapsing in.

Parishioners gave more than $400,000.

And the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation donated more than a million dollar grant to save the church.

The church is expected to hold its first mass Sept. 26.

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