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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford has announced a major consolidation plan, saying it will merge 59 parishes across three counties and close 26 buildings.

Archbishop Leonard Blair made the announcement on Sunday.   

The archdiocese currently oversees 212 parishes in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven Counties. The new plan is expected to reduce the number of parishes to 127 by June 29. The church anticipates shrinking further – to 85 pastorates by 2027.

Some churches may be repurposed into youth centers or homeless shelters.

Sanctuary Cities Stand Firm Despite Threats To Funding

Mar 29, 2017
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Leaders of sanctuary cities around the region say a new threat by Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't change their immigration policies. 

The term “sanctuary city' is more political than legal. It's used to describe communities with a range of local ordinances.

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Immigrant rights activists in Connecticut want communities to know that a federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent dressed as a local police officer in Hartford earlier this month. That was confirmed by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin this week.

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City officials in Hartford, Connecticut, say federal immigration agents dressed as local police tried to lure an undocumented person to a city building so they could detain her.

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Supporters of Donald Trump rallied in cities across the country Saturday at the suggestion of the president himself. Trump said on Twitter that his supporters should hold rallies of their own in response to the nationwide protests against his administration since the inauguration. 

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