Scranton diocese to close 91 parishes
Catholic World News - February 03, 2009
Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton announced on Sunday that he would close 91 of the diocese’s 209 parishes. The bishop cited a declining number of priests, changing demographics, and the diocese’s precarious financial situation as reasons for the closures.
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