Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Episcopal Church can't seize breakaway diocese's funds - and it must pay their legal fees, too

From Quincy-

An Illinois appeals panel has upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Episcopal Church must pay penance, by picking up the tab for the legal fees of a breakaway downstate diocese fighting a frivolous suit by the church and further refraining from making any further claims on the diocese’s $3.6 million treasury.

The May 13 ruling was delivered in Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court in Springfield by Justice M. Carol Pope, with concurrence from justices Lisa Holder White and James Knecht. The decision favored the Episcopal Church’s former Quincy Diocese. Quincy is in Adams County in western Illinois.

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