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Parishioners of St. Anselm in Sudbury, after learning the church would reopen as a chapel.
Parishioners of St. Anselm in Sudbury, after learning the church would reopen as a chapel. (Globe Staff Photo / Bill Polo) Globe Staff Photo / Bill Polo

Pope's condition may slow appeals

5 parishes await action by Vatican

By Ralph Ranalli
Globe Staff / April 2, 2005

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With the rapid deterioration of Pope John Paul II's health, Boston-area protesters holding 24-hour vigils to block the closure of their churches may have to wait months longer than they had expected for news of their appeals to Rome, canon law specialists and Vatican watchers said yesterday. (Full article: 771 words)

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