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Cash-strapped priest builds inflatable church


Father Krzysztof faced what seemed like an insurmountable dilemma. The Roman Catholic missionary had a tough time getting the permission and the cash needed to build a permanent place of worship in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula.

So, he did what any other innovative religious leader would: He teamed up with his friend Robert Wojcik, an inflatable toy maker, to construct a temporary (and, yes, inflatable) church for his congregation. The UK's Metro has more:

Money-raising efforts helped to pay for the alternative structure, which will remain open even in extreme conditions. During winter time, temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees in the Kamchatka region.

Below, find a picture of the intriguing structure. While Father Krzystof did say some may mistake the church for a bouncy castle (a common fixture at children's birthday parties), it certainly beats worshiping outdoors in the extreme cold, right?

(h/t Metro)

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