Church Rejects Sale of Building for a Mosque

The board of trustees of a Roman Catholic Church on Staten Island, whose members include Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, has formally rejected a controversial proposal to sell a vacant convent to a Muslim organization that planned to use it as a mosque.

The Islamic group, the Muslim American Society, said Thursday that it would seek a new location in the borough.

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This post was last updated: Nov. 21, 2013