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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer -- a white stucco church just off the Las Vegas Strip and dwarfed by giant hotels, casinos and flashing neon lights -- has long been a spiritual oasis for tourists.

The church, with a statue of Jesus, his arms outstretched, near its entrance, became a different source of refuge after the deadly mass shooting took place Oct. 1 just across the street.

Its parking lot became an immediate place of shelter for concertgoers fleeing the barrage of bullets that showered down onto the country music festival.

And hours later, a member of the Metropolitan Police Department asked a diocesan official about using the church space -- allowing some of the concertgoers to go inside and the police to set up a command post in the parking lot.

LINK: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/las-vegas-catholic-shrine-initial-place-of-refuge-for-shooting-victims.cfm 

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It must have been a great relief to the all the people fleeing the carnage to find  shelter in this shrine

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 Roman Catholic Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH - THE SHRINE HAS RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC. YOU MAY ONLY ENTER VIA THE RENO AVENUE ENTRANCE. YOU WILL BE MET BY A POLICE OFFICER, FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS. HOURS OF OPERATION LISTED BELOW.  THANK YOU AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY. 

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