|"It's time for peace and unity in the Diocese of Cleveland" - Updated with Video|
Bishop will reopen 12 parishes, will not appeal Vatican rulings
Declaring that “It’s time for peace and unity in the Diocese of Cleveland,” Bishop Richard G. Lennon announced today that he will reopen 12 area parishes that were closed in 2009 and 2010 as part of a comprehensive reconfiguration plan.
Lennon said during a news conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist that he will not pursue a process provided under Canon (church) law that would have allowed him to appeal recent decrees by the Congregation for the Clergy that reversed the closing of the parishes.
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Video from the Bishop's News Conference:
Question and Answer portion of the News Conference: