Ken Gavin is the director of communications for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Yesterday, when reporters Regina Medina and Julie Zeglen asked Ken Gavin about the appeal submitted by Friends of St. Laurentius, he told them that “The Archdiocese has no formal record [of] any such appeal being submitted or accepted by the Vatican.”
That’s funny, because back in November, 2014, he acknowledged the appeal to Cherri Gregg from KYW.
Ken Gavin in November, 2014:
“He says the pastor recommended that the church be demolished, but the parishioners appealed to Rome.
‘There’s been no word back from Rome on that yet,’ says Gavin.”
Ken Gavin in March, 2015:
“Archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin said it ‘has no formal record of any such appeal being submitted or accepted by the Vatican.'”
“The archdiocese’s press release makes no mention of the appeal. When questioned about the appeal’s status, Gavin said: ‘The Archdiocese has no formal record [of] any such appeal being submitted or accepted by the Vatican.'”
I guess our appeal has become an inconvenient truth for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
And in case you still had any doubt, here is the Acknowledement from the Nuncio