Diocese of Wheeling-charleston Releases Statement Regarding Bishop Bransfield Report

July 9, 2012

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, prosecutors are reviewing a claim that Bishop Michael J. Bransfield fondled a Lansdale Catholic High School student in the 1970s, according to interviews and court records.

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has released a statement regarding the Philadelphia Inquirer's report stating that they believe the story is "old news."

Bishop Bransfield released a statement through his spokesman when the allegations were first made earlier this year proclaiming his innocence.

According the statement, the published story reveals no new allegations and the Bishop will stand by his response made earlier this year.

Click Here to read the statement from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Spokesman Brian Minor.

Click Here to see the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests statement on the story.








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