Monday, October 27, 2008

Episcopal split may lead to bitter property dispute

[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review] 26 Oct 2008--A historic church that counted among its members some of Pittsburgh's key political powerbrokers of the 1800s will be the centerpiece in a battle over property in the Episcopal Diocese.

Until the issue is settled, Trinity Cathedral, Downtown, will attempt to serve two dioceses, something Episcopal Church officials said has never been done before.

Parishes that voted this month to leave the national church and align with another Anglican province and those who chose to remain in the Episcopal Church aren't rushing to court to divvy up about $43 million in assets, but that day is coming, observers said.

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