NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Archdiocese Sells Framingham Church Occupied By Protesters

View Comments
Prayer, Religion

(credit: AP)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Archdiocese has sold a church building and other properties of a Framingham parish that’s been occupied by protesters since it was closed six years ago.

The archdiocese said Saturday it had sold the properties of St. Jeremiah’s for $2 million to the Syro Malabar diocese, a part of the Eastern Catholic Church.

The archdiocese had previously said it was working on the deal. A Syro Malabar priest has been leading a Sunday Mass at the Framingham church since 2008, after receiving permission from Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

St. Jeremiah’s was among several churches parishioners occupied round-the-clock in protest after the archdiocese announced a broad round of parish closings, beginning in 2004. St. Jeremiah’s closed in 2005 and its parishioners lost their final appeal at the Vatican last year.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus