Bishops to Return ‘Gifts’ from Disgraced Bishop Bransfield

Several cardinals, bishops, and priests, have said they will return money given to them by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, after an article published by the Washington Post reported lavish spending and gift-giving by the West Virginia bishop.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Vatican Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, will return $29,000 given to him by Bransfield for renovations of his Rome apartment, reported the Washington Post.

Archbishop William E. Lori, the Archbishop of Baltimore and Apostolic Administrator of Wheeling-Charleston tasked with investigating Bransfield, said he would return $7,500.

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