Another Closed Catholic Church Plans Vatican Appeal

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Fox 8 News video still)

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Another closed Catholic church is planning to appeal to the Vatican, Fox 8 News reports.

Saint Margaret Mary in South Euclid announced on Sunday night that it had begun the appeals process.

The parish was closed by Bishop Richard Lennon back in 2010.

Members believe that the church was on the original list of closings overturned by Vatican decree. Just last week, Lennon announced that he would not appeal the ruling and reopen 12 churches. Parishioners say Lennon’s announcement was the first time they heard that the appeal had been denied for Saint Margaret Mary. They claim the Diocese of Cleveland knew since early March, but neglected to say anything.

A prayer service and information session will be held at the church this week.