Catholic leaders oppose slots parlor in WorcesterAP , Associated Press
Apr. 18, 2013 6:27 AM ET
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Leaders of the Roman Catholic church in Worcester are voicing their opposition to a proposed slots parlor in the city.
The pastors of three Catholic churches near the vacant industrial site where developers are proposing a $200 million slots parlor said in a letter that a gambling facility would hurt the most vulnerable in the community and cause "unmitigated evil."
A spokesman for Worcester Bishop Robert McManus tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/15hCL8E ) that the bishop is also opposed to putting the state's only slots parlor and expects to release a formal statement this week.
Two city councilors — one of whom is a Pentecostal minister — have also expressed opposition.
The president of Assumption College, a Catholic school, has also come out against a gambling facility.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com