Archbishop to send letters to parishioners at churches slated for closure

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 3, 2014) – Letters are going out this weekend to the parishioners of three Indianapolis Catholic churches slated for closure.

Church of the Holy Cross on the near east side is one of a trio of parishes due to shut down because of declining population or extensive renovation costs. Holy Trinity and St. Bernadette are also affected by the move.

Archbishop Joseph Tobin has written personal letters to more than 50 parishioners who asked that their churches stay open.

If Tobin answers no, a spokesman for the archdiocese tells FOX59 that church members have 15 days to appeal the decision to the Vatican.

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