Paying for the sins of their church
Australians are becoming less religious so congregations are getting smaller. That means there are fewer parishioners to contribute money.
..."They're simply looking at the dollars they can reap from the sale of this wonderful old building and I simply don't feel that I should be spending my weekends keeping the view clear," Mr Thomas said.
...The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse exposed widespread paedophilia within religion and concluded that its leaders were at times weak, ineffectual, and even complicit.
And so the sell off begins. No doubt the religious leaders will begin merging congregations and selling off the valuable real estate.