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WASHINGTON – 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.