Vatican rejects appeals from Twin Cities parishes, mergers will go forward

Members of several congregations in the metro area are protesting a plan to merge some parishes. The Church says it must cut the number of parishes by about 10 percent because of a shortage of priests and changing demographics.
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Members of several congregations in the metro area are protesting a plan to merge some parishes. The Church says it must cut the number of parishes by about 10 percent because of a shortage of priests and changing demographics.

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