The Boston Archdiocese announced Saturday that it had sold the properties of a Framingham parish that’s been occupied by protesters since it was closed six years ago, but the protesters said they won’t leave.
The archdiocese announced the sale of St. Jeremiah’s church building, parking lot and rectory for $2 million to the Syro-Malabar diocese, a part of the Eastern Catholic Church that shares the same fundamental doctrines as the Roman Catholic Church. The archdiocese said it would put the proceeds into its remaining parishes.
“The completion of this transaction provides the Syro-Malabar community a much needed location for their parishioners,” said the Rev. Walter J. Edyvean, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop for its western region.
Protesters said they didn’t know when the sale was coming, but the deal itself was no surprise. The archdiocese said this summer that the deal was in the works, and a Syro-Malabar priest has been leading a Sunday Mass at the Framingham church since 2008, with Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s permission.Continue Reading on www.foxnews.com