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Mission San Gabriel repairs progress ahead of jubilee kick-off

One year after the arson attack that ravaged the interior of Mission San Gabriel, restoration work at LA’s oldest Catholic outpost is starting to yield visible signs of progress.

The fire, allegedly set by San Gabriel Valley resident John David Corey Jr. on the morning of July 11, 2020, destroyed the mission’s roof and heavily damaged parts of its interior. Corey was arrested in May following a months-long investigation by local authorities. He is currently awaiting trial on felony charges related to the fire.

In the last year, restoration efforts have focused on preparing the historic mission for the celebration of its 250th anniversary jubilee year, scheduled to kick off this September.

Read full article on Angelus News.