5303.32 Sale of property given for a religious use.

When real estate, except burial grounds or cemeteries, has been donated, bequeathed, or otherwise entrusted to, or purchased by any person or trustee, for public religious use, but not to or for the use of a specific or particular religious society or denomination, or when it has been donated, bequeathed, or entrusted to, or purchased by a particular religious society or denomination, and abandoned for such use, the court of common pleas of the county in which it is located, on good cause shown, upon the petition of a citizen of the vicinity, may make an order for the sale of such property, whether or not it has been built upon or otherwise improved, and make such order as to costs and the disposition of the proceeds of the sale to such religious or other public use as is just and equitable. The purchaser shall be invested with as full and complete a title thereto as the character of the original grant for such religious use permits.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953