Archdiocesan Agencies, Buildings Consolidated

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia announced on March 7 that the archdiocese will consolidate some facilities and close some buildings on the campus of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa. “St. Charles Borromeo Seminary is the heart of our church in Philadelphia, and we remain dedicated to not only maintaining its presence in our community, but strengthening it for many generations to come,” Archbishop Chaput said in a statement. “The plan being announced today will ensure the future viability and sustainability of our seminary now and in the future.” The plan, which is expected to take three to five years to implement completely, will see the campus reduced from its current 75 acres to 30 acres. Meanwhile the Archdiocese of Chicago has laid off 60 pastoral center employees and plans to consolidate some of its agencies because of a budget deficit in its administrative operations, according to Cardinal Francis E. George.

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