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US Court of Appeals stands by decision in SC Episcopal Church case

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The US Court of Appeals is standing by its earlier decision to send a case between the two bishops in South Carolina's Episcopal community back to federal court in Charleston.

In that case, Bishop Charles von Rosenberg accuses the break-away bishop, Mark Lawrence, of false advertising by calling himself bishop of the diocese.

This is a separate case from the one over the diocese divide.

In February, a judge awarded the breakaway group the rights of a half-billion dollars worth of church property and the use of the name "Diocese of South Carolina."

The national group is appealing that decision and the South Carolina Supreme Court will hear the case in September.

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