St. James Church demolition begins

June 26, 2013 2:33:10 PM PDT
Demolition work began Wednesday on the historic Saint James Catholic Church in Chicago's Bronzeville community.

Parishioners have been fighting to save the 133-year-old church and plan to continue their fight.

But their church is in bad condition and repairs are costly.

A symbolic 4-by-6 foot hole was cut into the roof as a group of parishioners watched.