A group of parishioners at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Malaga, N.J. vow that they would keep a 24-hour vigil until it reopens.
The church closing was a financial decision, the Camden Diocese said. St. Mary's was closed because of a broken boiler, a reported $250,000 debt and low attendance.
The church is piece of a planned merger with two other parishes as part of a consolidation effort.
On Monday, church closing protesters gained entry and said that they would stay until the building is reopened. The Diocese doesn't plan to take any action against the parishioners to stop the protest.
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