Community Stands in Support Of St. Ann's Church

February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The doors have been opened since the 1800s, but as of Spring 2012, St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church has not operated as a community church. But the question is... how long will it be closed?

Based on a decision made by the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, in particular, Bishop Richard J. Malone, St. Ann's closed in part due to what the diocese is calling, " instable conditions|" and "decline in attendence."

With the Vatican now in support of the re-opening of the church, more individuals are voicing their opinions in an attempt to change the outcome.