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New appeal filed in battle over Fulton Sheen's remains

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

    A week after a judge ruled the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen were should be returned to Peoria, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York says it will appeal the court decision.
    The New York Archdiocese announced the appeal late Friday, a week after the New York Supreme Court ruled that Sheen's remains should be in Peoria.
    The appeal comes amid a years long battle between the Diocese of Peoria and New York, over the archbishop's remains.
    Sheen is currently interred in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. 
    Sheen's family and the Peoria Diocese hope moving his remains back to Peoria will allow the process to grant him sainthood to move forward. 
    That process has been delayed due to the ongoing court battle.
    

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