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Cardinal Sean O’Malley has decided that will allow the Roman Catholic Boston Archdiocese to sell six churches.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley is seeking opinions from Catholics who attended seven closed parishes as he decides whether to sell their churches, some of which have been occupied in protest for six years.
The Vatican has ruled that three western Massachusetts churches closed by the Springfield Diocese should remain open, including one that parishioners have occupied for two years.
A group of Roman Catholics asked Pope Benedict XVI to reverse the decision by the Boston Archdiocese to close their churches, which sparked a six-year fight and several round-the-clock parishioner vigils.