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Bishop in court
Neighbors file noise complaint about church bells - A religious leader went before a judge Tuesday to face criminal charges regarding his church bells.
PHOENIX -- A religious leader went before a judge Tuesday morning to face criminal charges regarding his church bells.
The bells at the Cathedral of Christ the King chime every hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Some neighbors near 29th Avenue and Greenway Road complained the bells were too loud so they filed a noise complaint.
Bishop Rick Painter said he has received support from other neighbors who enjoy the sound.
However, a judge ruled in favor of the neighbors and Painter will appear in court next month to hear his sentence.