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West Virginia Attorney General Sues Diocese and Former Bishop Over Sex Abuse

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The move could set a new precedent in dealing with abuse allegations The Attorney General of West Virginia is suing the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and former bishop Michael Bransfield, claiming they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for employees working in schools and camps, Patrick Morrisey tweeted that he was filing […]

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Bishops Bransfield and Bennett Restricted from Exercising Ministry

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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced on Monday restrictions on the ministry of both retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield and retired Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J. The restrictions against Bransfield are the result of a months-long preliminary investigation conducted by Lori, into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, as well as financial improprieties. “Pending the […]