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Catholic churches and schools set to close
Parishioners blame sex abuse scandals and financial issues, hope to appeal closures.
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 17:24

Dozens of Catholic churches and schools are being shut down across the US as the church defends itself against accusations of sexual abuse.

Parishioners blame financial mismanagement and a series of high-profile sex abuse scandals for the closures.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Philadelphia.

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