Central NY bishop suspends parish consolidation following Vatican intervention (Fulton Valley News)

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The consolidation is taking place in Oswego, New York, a city whose population has gradually declined from 24,000 to 17,000 over the past century. Nine priests who served in the city have been credibly accused of abuse, including the late Msgr. Francis Furfaro, a member of the city’s public school board of education for 21 years.