This decision has been made because of the financial strain of the Diocese as well a for safety and health reasons. Repairing the building would at this point be unreasonably expensive for the Diocese, as would construction of new buildings. It is not viable to pay for the upkeep of buildings that are banned from use either completely or in part.
The activities at the Stella Maris centre will cease for the time being from November 1, 2017. The tearing down of the buildings will begin no later than January 2018.