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Church Deals With Declining Rural Population

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Church Deals With Declining Rural Population

The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls plans to change how it serves some rural congregations, as populations continue to shift from rural areas to urban centers. Some rural parishes may be consolidated or closed to reflect those dropping numbers. Diocese spokesman Jerry Klein says they are following through on a process that Bishop Paul Swain began in 2009…

He says the Bishop will continue to work with all the affected parishes…

Klein says the mission of the church and the diocese will not change…

Klein says no changes will happen until next summer at the earliest.

The Sioux Falls diocese covers all of east river South Dakota.

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