Church Rejects Sale Of Building for a Mosque

July 22, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

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.