Group asks Pope to stop sale of Boston's Catholic health-care system
August 11, 2010
A coalition of lay Catholics has appealed to Pope Benedict XVI to block the sale of Boston’s Catholic health-care system to a secular corporation. The Coalition to Save Catholic Health Care, in a letter to the Pontiff, pointed out that the sale of the Caritas Christi hospitals could end Catholic health-care in the Boston area. Although the proposed buyer has agreed to retain the “Catholic identity” of the institutions, the Coalition noted that a provision of the sale agreement would allow the purchaser to end that agreement, in exchange for a $25 million additional payment, if the Catholic identity became burdensome.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!