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Developer offers asylum seekers shelter at Benedictine Monastery

Posted: 6:50 AM, Jan 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 13:52:02Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The developer of the Benedictine Monastery has offered asylum seekers shelter at the monastery.

The monastery has been empty since the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration left.

Steve Kozachik, the councilman for Ward 6, began conversations with Rulney a while ago, and now they are moving forward with the idea.

The plan is for the monastery, which has the capability to house up to 40 people, to serve as temporary shelter for Central American asylum seekers.