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Catholic churches closed by diocese sold to Buddhists

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The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese has sold the remaining two churches it closed in the city last winter. Both St. Michael’s and St. Casimir’s have been sold to the World Peace and Health Organization, Inc., a Buddhist organization currently based at the Auriesville Shrine in Fultonville. The diocese closed St. Michael’s in February and St. Casimir’s in May as part of a plan dubbed “Called to Be Church.” The initiative closed or consolidated 33 churches ...

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