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Canada: 3 parishes for sale for 95 cents

October 05, 2011

A diocese in Ontario is offering to sell three closed parishes--all of them designated heritage sites--for one Canadian dollar (US $0.95).

The number of parishes in the Diocese of London, in which the three Windsor parishes are located, has fallen from 171 in 1975 to 120 today. The Sunday Mass attendance rate in the diocese is 14%.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 06, 2011 11:44 AM ET USA

    A colleague of mine who lives in the London area once told me that in Canada, it's impossible to tell the difference between a Catholic and any other Canadian. He said that as if he were proud of the fact. What more need be said?