U.S. Supreme Court Lets the Episcopal Church Keep Falls Church Property

Sarah Pulliam Bailey of Religion News Service reports, “The Supreme Court on Monday (March 10) let stand a Virginia court ruling that allows the Episcopal Church to keep the property of a large congregation that left the denomination over theological differences.”  She writes, “In 2013, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the 3,000-member Falls Church, which voted in 2006 to leave the Episcopal Church and join an Anglican diocese, did not have the right to keep the property. It also ruled that some of the church’s nearly $3 million in assets belong to the Falls Church Anglican congregation.”

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