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Baltimore archdiocese cutting parishes from 61 to 23

May 24, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: The Archdiocese of Baltimore will slash the number of its parishes from 61 to 23 as part of a reorganization plan.

The plan, which was modified from an earlier draft in response to suggestions from the faithful, reflects a decline in the number of practicing Catholics in America’s oldest diocese. Archbishop William Lori said: “It’s a move away from putting most of our energy into aging buildings, into leaky plumbing, I-beams in danger of collapsing, and roofs long beyond their capacity, and into having a manageable number of parishes really equipped to provide all the services that parishioners themselves have told us they want.”

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