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Tucson bishop's residence to become group home for disabled

Posted at 9:24 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 11:24:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The former bishop's residence in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson will become a haven for adults with disabilities.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Monday that grants and private donations will pay for renovations to turn the property into a group home that will be operated by Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona.

The 7,200-square-foot property was built in the 1960s and used to house a seminary, according to a diocese spokeswoman.

The $170,000 in renovations are expected to be completed in the next three to four months. Diocesan Bishop Edward Weisenburger recently told parishioners he will relocate to a smaller house made available by a donor.