06/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Church Foreclosures Have Nearly Tripled Since 2007: Report

Getting a complete picture of the financial health of churches across the country is difficult. But a review of filings in the Thomson Reuters Westlaw legal database shows foreclosure proceedings against U.S. churches have nearly tripled since December 2007, when the recession began, compared with the previous seven years, which included the bust and economic downturn.

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