To Block Pipeline, Nuns in Court to Defend Cornfield Chapel

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Jessica Corbett, staff writer

A group of about 30 Catholic nuns in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who constructed an open-air chapel on the proposed path of natural gas pipeline, are in court on Monday fighting efforts by the fossil fuel company trying to seize their land.

“We honor God by protecting and preserving His creation.”
—Sister George Ann Biscan

The sisters appeared at a U.S. District courthouse in Reading for an 11:00am hearing, following two prayer vigils earlier Monday morning.

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