The Vatican has rejected appeals by Wellesley’s St. James the Great and 9 other parishes to remain open even after they were closed by the Boston Archdiocese in light of its fiscal crisis.
Boston’s Council of Parishes issued a statement that didn’t hide its anger with the decision.
St. James parishioners have been in vigil at the church since the fall of 2004, and aren’t ready to give in yet, with options possibly including selling off part of the St. James land to sustain the church.
The town has some ideas of its own for what the land could be used for if the church does close.
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