BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport church that has been operating in the city for years is in trouble for not having the proper documentation.

The city says the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Union Avenue does not have a certificate of occupancy.

It has 1,500 seats and opened in 2009.

The Connecticut Post says the church did not provide documents from contractors, so the city could issue the proper permits.

The Rev. Kenneth Moales Jr. says his church is under attack.

Moales, who is also the chairman of the board of education, says the permit issue was brought up to distract from his stance on education reform in Bridgeport.

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