Cleveland Catholic church closings overturned by Vatican | cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Vatican has overruled  the shuttering of 13 Northeast Ohio parishes by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, according to the Associated Press, quoting a lawyer who fought the closings.

The news service reported that attorney Peter Borre said the Vatican’s Congregation of the Clergy ruled last week that Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon had failed to follow procedure in the closings that were announced in March 2009.

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