St. Louis Archdiocese gives up fight for control of breakaway parish

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Patricia Darek lets out a small cheer as she talks with the Rev. Marek Bozek following a celebratory Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in St. Louis, after a judge ruled in the church's favor in a decade-long dispute between the historic Polish church and the Archdiocese of St. Louis. RNS photo by Erik M. Lunsford / The Post-Dispatch.

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ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Archdiocese of St. Louis will end its appeal of a court decision that handed over control of a disputed Polish church after a years-long dispute.