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You know when buildings initially made for a particular religion is used by a group of a different religion? I am not sure if it happens in real life, but how would you say it? There must be a way to say it in a simple manner, but I can't think of a good way that sounds natural.

For example:

This ancient abandoned Christian church was ___ a group of Hindus who immigrated to the country recently.

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This ancient abandoned Christian church was converted by a group of Hindus who immigrated to the country recently.

Similar to the description about Hagia Sophia in Istanbul:

Nevertheless, the Christian cathedral made a strong impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque.

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