Saturday, November 28, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Saturday, 7/21/2012

2 shuttered churches in Cleveland reopen


CLEVELAND -- Two of the 11 local Roman Catholic churches closed but later spared by the Vatican are back in operation, and reopening dates are set for all but two of the remaining facilities.

Three churches are to reopen this weekend. Four more are to reopen between July 25 and Aug. 12.

The churches were among 50 closed or merged by the Diocese of Cleveland because of declining congregations, finances, and priests. The Vatican sided with parishioners who appealed and said the closings weren't done properly.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories