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Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Samara

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church - a Catholic temple in Samara, on street Frunze, 157. In case of a temple was built by the Polish community, it is known also as Polish Church. The premise of a temple is quite often used for carrying out of concerts of spiritual and classical music, is opened for excursions and individual visiting.

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