Woodlawn church to be demolished

CHICAGO (STMW) - There is more bad news for the Chicago's Catholic faithful after the Archdiocese announced  plans to demolish a historic church on the city's South Side.

The Shrine of Christ the King church was destroyed by fire in early October, and the online efforts to save it have been halted.

Despite the fundraising effort that has so far raised nearly $64,000 to save the 91-year-old church, Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico posted a note on the church's GoFundMe page informing parishioners of the plans to demolish the church. 

In a statement Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Chicago said although they would like to save the building, it is unsafe and "cost prohibitive" to do so. 

Thursday, the Chicago Landmark Commission is expected to meet to consider a request by the Archdiocese to demolish what is left of the historic church. 

Stay tuned to FOX 32 News for updates on this developing story.