Catholic officials have the right to close St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., despite the objections of its parishioners, a court has ruled.
A group of parishioners, who call themselves the Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini, have maintained an 11-year round-the-clock vigil in an attempt to keep the church open, reported the Boston Globe. The Archdiocese of Boston scheduled the church and dozens of others for closure in a restructuring move. In February, it sued the Friends for their refusal to vacate the property. Read more