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Friars' fresh tack revitalises Brooklyn church

Father Zwolenkiewicz (left) and Father Spano pouring a congregant a drink outside the San Damiano Mission. They are reintroducing Catholicism to the neighbourhood in unconventional ways.

New York

THE two Franciscan friars, complete with floor-length robes, stood behind the bar outside the 100-year-old church taking cash and slinging cans of Coors and Lime-A-Ritas in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Drinks in hand, over 200 people, many wearing black chokers, macramé bikini...

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