- n Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
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- St. Laurentius Church closed amid fear of collapse
Saint Laurentius Church in Fishtown will be closed until further notice because the building is “in imminent danger of a collapse,” the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Friday.
March 28, 2014 - Philly.com
- Local Church Closes Its Doors For Safety Reasons
The Saint Laurentius Church has been examined on multiple occasions over the past several months by an engineering firm and an inspection earlier this week led to a recommendation to close the worship site.
March 28, 2014 - CBS Philadelphia