Two Priests Resign in West Virginia Shakeup

On Monday, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced the resignations of Monsignors Anthony Cincinnati and Kevin Quirk. A third priest, Frederick Annie, resigned in September, it said. The diocese didn’t give a reason for the moves.

“Archbishop Lori has and continues to make a number of decisions and changes for the good of the local Church, which includes also for the good of these priests,” said Tim Bishop, spokesman for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

Msgr. Annie didn’t respond to questions about his resignation, but in an emailed statement on church accountability said the church is confronting “a number of most serious issues.”

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