Pope Accepts Bransfield’s Resignation From Diocese; Sexual Harassment Allegations Levied

The Most. Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, leads a Saturday service to dedicate the new church. (Photo by Casey Junkins)

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and has ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, according to an Archdiocese of Baltimore press release.

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