Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Churches ask for rehearing in property case

From Virginia-

Nine Anglican congregations in Loudoun and Fairfax counties asked the Virginia Supreme Court July 10 to reconsider part of a ruling from a month before that remanded a church property case back to a lower court.

The dispute centers around whether the nine congregations may keep the properties upon which their churches were built after breaking away from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia to join the Anglican District of Virginia in 2006. The Loudoun church involved is Church of Our Saviour at Oatlands.

In 2008, the Fairfax County Circuit Court ruled in favor of the breakaway churches.

The diocese appealed that decision and, on June 10, the Supreme Court overturned the Fairfax County Circuit Court’s decision and turned the case back over to that court to reconsider its ruling.

Now the congregations claim that the Supreme Court did not take certain information about the Division Statute into consideration when making its decision.

The Supreme Court is not obligated to rehear the case, and there is no word yet on whether it will.

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