Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Appeals court delivers victory for Episcopalians in decade-long church property dispute

From Ft. Worth (I know it's "old" news but still)-

The latest court ruling in the decade-long battle between two groups that both claim to be the true Fort Worth Episcopal Diocese went in favor of the group that has remained loyal to the national church.

But attorneys for the group that broke away in 2008 vow to bring the case back to the Texas Supreme Court for another look.

Both groups call themselves the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and seek ownership of about $100 million in church property in a 24-county area.

The 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth said in a ruling issued Thursday that a lower court overstepped its bounds in 2015 when it overruled the Episcopal Church's decision about which group was authorized to represent the Episcopal Diocese.

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