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Tensions Between Logan Heights Residents Outside Church-Goers Rooted In Cultural Divide

St. Anne's Catholic Church in Logan Heights in this April 2019 photo via Goog...

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Above: St. Anne's Catholic Church in Logan Heights in this April 2019 photo via Google Maps.

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Relations have become strained between members of the traditionalist St. Anne Catholic Church and neighborhood residents. The rift began primarily over street parking but is being fueled by a cultural divide.

Aired: July 28, 2020 | Transcript

Some residents of Logan Heights say a neighborhood church is not acting very neighborly. Relations have become strained between members of the traditionalist St. Anne Catholic Church and neighborhood residents.

The rift began primarily over street parking but is being fueled by a cultural divide, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Now back-and-forth accusations of harassment are being hurled and police are getting to know the church’s address very well.

"Tensions between a largely Latino neighborhood and a long-standing, Latin-only Catholic Church have spilled over into social media conflicts, threats and calls for police intervention, evidence of a disconnect between a church and its neighbors," U-T reporter Andrea Lopez-Villafaña wrote.

She joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the details.

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