Bishop: ‘It’s Time for Peace and Unity’

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CLEVELAND — Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon today addressed “the actions he will take with regard to recent decrees from the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome.”

At a 10 a.m. news conference, the bishop declared “it’s time for peace and unity” before announcing that he would reopen 12 northeast Ohio parishes closed in 2009 and 2010.

Talking inside the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland, Lennon said he would not pursue an appeal.

Last month, the Vatican issued a decree concerning 13 Catholic churches in northeast Ohio that had been closed by Lennon. The decree said that the churches should not have been shut down, and should be restored.

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