Vat­i­can backs parish­ioners over Cleve­land church clos­ings

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CLEVE­LAND | The Vat­i­can has taken the un­usual step of over­rul­ing the clos­ing of 13 parishes by the Cleve­land Dio­cese, a rare case of Rome re­vers­ing a U.S. bishop on the shut­down of churches, a lawyer who fought the cut­backs said Wed­nes­day.

The of­fice known as the Con­gre­ga­tion for the Clergy ruled last week

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