Parishioners vow legal action to save Mount Carmel from diocese-driven demolition

May 10, 2016 969

A movement started by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners to override the wishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese has picked up supporters in high places, and organizers say they've talked with legal experts who have given them hope that they have legal standing to challenge any future demolition orders.

Mayor Joe Petty, At-large City Councilors Kate Toomey and Moe Bergman, District 2 City Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, former District 2 Councilor Phil Palmieri, School Committee member Dianna Biancheria, Worcester Register of Deeds Anthony Vigliotti and a host of prominent members of the local Italian community stood in the cold in the parking lot outside Mount Carmel on Wednesday.

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