March 8, 2012

Vatican orders Cleveland bishop to reverse church closures

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RNS photo by Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer.

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CLEVELAND (RNS) In an extraordinary move, the Vatican has reversed the closure of 13 churches in the Diocese of Cleveland, saying the parishes must be restored and the sanctuaries reopened for worship, according to activists who fought the closings. By Michael O'Malley.

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