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Cleveland diocese reports $19 million saved by parish closings

Catholic World News - January 09, 2012

In a report on diocesan finances, Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland said the sale of closed parishes has produced over $19 million in income, putting the diocese on a stronger financial footing.

The income from the sales has been used not only to pay for diocesan expenses but also to help other existing parishes, the bishop said. He said that in a recent round of parish closings, it “was the objective to build parishes and have a stronger Catholic community.”

The Cleveland diocese has closed or merged more than 50 parishes in its recent pruning. Of these, 26 parishes have already been sold, with 14 are still on the market.

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