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Archdiocese of Philadelphia to sell nursing homes, may outsource cemetery management

Catholic World News - August 21, 2013

In an effort to address its operating deficit, which stood at $39.2 million in 2011-12, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that it will put up for sale six nursing homes and one assisted living facility.

The archdiocese, which has already sold the archbishop’s residence and cut chancery staff by 25%, also announced that it may outsource the management of its 11 cemeteries.

“Our difficult financial situation must be addressed and the actions that we need to take may be painful ones,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput. “I understand this fact fully, but it is of critical importance that we rebuild our financial foundation so that we can continue our collective good works.”

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  • Posted by: opraem - Aug. 21, 2013 3:56 PM ET USA

    further proof that card rigali was asleep at the switch for his term as archbishop in philadelphia. the price the church has to pay for a prelate's ineptitude and ambition. with 'peter' at the helm, does the 'peter principle' apply?

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