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SC: Circuit court rules in favor of breakaway diocese; bishop’s lawsuit ruling appealed

Update 2/4 10:49 AM: The loyal diocese has posted a statement and the ruling (PDF).

 

Thirty-six parishes that left The Episcopal Church in 2012 over theological differences can retain $500 million in physical property according to a ruling by a S.C. circuit court, as reported in The State:

The parishes have been at the center of a dispute between the diocese and The Episcopal Church since Bishop Mark Lawrence broke away from the national church in 2012, taking 36 parishes with him.

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Legal dispatches

News from the Diocese of Fort Worth:

On December 1, 2014, Plaintiffs The Episcopal Church, Local Episcopal Parties, and Local Episcopal Congregations filed a joint motion for partial summary judgment in the 141st District Court, the Honorable John P. Chupp presiding. As the motion states:

“Defendants are former Episcopalians who served as officers of The Episcopal Church’s Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. They gained access to more than $100 million of property in that capacity. They committed to use that property only for […]

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