Nuns Evicted

Alfredo Rodriguez thanks Sister Angela Escalera for helping with the paperwork to allow his wife in Mexico to join him in the U.S. Escalera and the two other nuns at the Sisters of Bethany convent help poor, mostly immigrant residents is east Santa Barbara.
(Spencer Weiner / LAT)

Three nuns in Santa Barbara has been given notice that their building will be sold and they will be evicted by the end of the year to help pay for the priest sex abuse settlements in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese. The nuns, who work with undocumented immigrants and the poor, have had the building for more than 50 years.

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