Monday, October 13, 2008

Anglican property dispute to resume

Allie Martin

Nine Virginia churches that broke away from the Episcopal Church over the denomination's liberal leanings will be back in court this week over a property dispute involving the congregations and the diocese.

The case centers on 11 orthodox Anglican churches in Virginia that voted to leave the national church over the authority of scripture. The parishes are now aligned under the Anglican District of Virginia and were sued by the Episcopal Church USA and the Diocese of Virginia.

Jim Oakes, vice chairman of the Anglican District of Virginia, says the churches did not want a costly legal battle, but had no choice. the rest


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