Long-standing convent demolished by Rockford Catholic Diocese

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Another building on Rockford’s Signal Hill neighborhood’s St. Peter’s Campus is not rubble, as the former convent has been demolished.

For decades, the building was home to the nuns who served St. Peter’s School. It was demolished as part of a plan that included the Catholic Diocese of Rockford’s chancery building, which was torn down earlier this month.

In a Facebook post Monday, former Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, who led the effort to save the Chancery, said, “I’m devastated and furious that my Catholic church would rather control individuals through poverty programs and obliterate its rich history, rather than support a strong neighborhood and community of resilient citizens.”

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