Thursday, May 9, 2013

Calif. Judge Rules Against Breakaway Anglican Congregation in Property Dispute

From Christian Post-

A California judge has ruled against a conservative breakaway Anglican congregation in a property dispute between it and The Episcopal Church.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim G. Dunning ruled last week that the property of St. James Anglican Church of Newport Beach belongs to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

"As a matter of law, the Diocese is entitled to enforce the trust in its favor and eject the current occupants," reads the court order. "All the church property acquired by and held in the name of St. James Parish is held in trust for the Episcopal Church and the Diocese, which have the exclusive right to possession and dominion and control."

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, said in a statement provided to The Christian Post that he was thankful for the conclusion of the years-long litigation.


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