California Supreme Court to hear church property cases

We earlier reported that the Diocese of Los Angeles had prevailed on appeal, against St. James, Newport Beach, St. David’s, North Hollywood, All Saints, Long Beach and others. These churches were attempting to claim ownership of parish property although the Consitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church affirm that all property is held in trust for The Episcopal Church.

Today the California Supreme Court granted a petition for review and will therefore decide this case. The Court could have declined to hear this case, but decided that the issues in the case were worthy of its atttention. The official court docket can be found here. The Los Angeles Times has a report here.

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