Scranton diocese to close 91 parishes
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.
- Diocese of Scranton cut by half; parishes to dwindle from 209 to 118 (Scranton Times)
- Catholic church consolidation guide (Scranton Times)
- Bishop Announces Final Decisions on Parish Restructurings (Diocese of Scranton)
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