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St. Stanislaus legal battle over with Archdiocese of St. Louis

9:15 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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St. Stanislaus Kosta Church

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A decade long legal battle between the Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is finally over.

The announcement was made about early Wednesday evening.

The Polish church split from the Archdiocese several years ago over a disagreement over who should control the assets of the church.

In 2012 a St. Louis Circuit Court judge ruled St. Stanislaus should be allowed to keep its assets, and the Archdiocese filed an appeal.

Wednesday afternoon the Archdiocese announced it is dropping its appeal and that St. Stanislaus agreed it will not associate itself with the Archdiocese or the Roman Catholic Church.

A joint statement from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus Corporation was released Thursday:
"The Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus have resolved their legal dispute. The Archdiocese will dismiss its appeal and the judgment of the trial court is now final. St. Stanislaus has agreed that it will not hold itself out as affiliated in any way with the Archdiocese of St. Louis or the Roman Catholic Church. Neither side made any payments to the other as part of this resolution. All other terms of the resolution are confidential. By bringing this legal dispute to an end, we pray that this will help to initiate a process of healing."

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