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Over the past several months St. Stephen Church has already been through two other typhoons

Church in Taiwan busy repairing roof before typhoon hits

Parishioners, mostly indigenous people, have to attend Mass inside the flooded St. Stephen Church whenever there is heavy rain since a typhoon damaged its roof. (Photo courtesy of St. Stephen Church)

The only indigenous bishop in Taiwan and his parishioners are trying to repair a damaged roof on their church on outskirts of Taitung city before a predicted super typhoon hits around Oct. 20.

St. Stephen Church, where Auxiliary Bishop John Baptist Tseng King-ji of Taitung is the parish pastor, was flooded during Super Typhoon Nepartak in July and further damaged by Typhoon Megi in late September when its metal roof was blown off.

Since then the prelate and his parishioners have faced some watery challenges.

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