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Top clerics reassigned in troubled West Virginia diocese

June 11, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop William Lori, in his capacity as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Charleston/Wheeling, West Virginia, has announced the reassignment of three priests who held leadership roles under former Bishop Michael Bransfield. The vicar general, vicar for clergy, and rector of the cathedral had been charged with enabling the misconduct of the former bishop.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jun. 12, 2019 4:42 PM ET USA

    Let me see if I am clear about this. Three "alleged" _enabling_ priests were _reassigned_ instead of being suspended until the criminal investigation or trial clears them?