RELIGION

Justices reject appeal from parishioners of closed church

  • Margaret O'Brien, a parishioner at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini, departs the church Monday, May 16, 2016, in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Margaret O'Brien, a parishioner at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini, departs the church Monday, May 16, 2016, in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mary Fernandes, left, and Nancy Shilts, right, and other parishioners at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini react in the church Monday, May 16, 2016, while talking about its closing in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Mary Fernandes, left, and Nancy Shilts, right, and other parishioners at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini react in the church Monday, May 16, 2016, while talking about its closing in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Margaret O'Brien, a parishioner at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini, departs the church Monday, May 16, 2016, in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Margaret O'Brien, a parishioner at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini, departs the church Monday, May 16, 2016, in Scituate, Mass. The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from parishioners who are occupying the church, which the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from parishioners who are occupying a church that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston closed more than a decade ago.

The justices are not commenting on their order Monday in the case involving the St. Frances X. Cabrini church in Scituate (SIH'-choo-iht), Massachusetts.

The parishioners have said they would leave within 14 days of a high court order.

They have occupied the church since the archdiocese closed it in 2004 as part of a broad restructuring.

The Supreme Court order leaves in a place a judge's decision to evict the parishioners in a civil trespass case brought by the archdiocese.

The case is Rogers v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 15-1105.