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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Church closure carnage

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Regional church committees in Cleveland are recommending that at least two dozen city parishes in the Cleveland Catholic Diocese be closed.

The recommendations are part of a process Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Lennon began last year when he ordered a third of 69 regional parish groups to draw up a list of churches to be closed.

He said the closings were needed to deal with shrinking attendance as parishioners leave for suburban churches, as well as red ink and the continuing shortage of clergy.

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