Lease Agreement and Church Property

Archdiocese of Philadelphia petitioned court to allow rental of church cemeteries to third party company.  Court concluded that it had jurisdiction to approve contracts for cemeteries outside of its county, and that rental agreement did not constitute a diversion of property from the purposes, uses, and trusts to which the cemeteries had been lawfully dedicated.  Archdiocesan Cemeteries Lease Agreement, 4 Fid. Rep. 3d 76 (O.C. Phila. 2014) (Opinion by Herron, J.)

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