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Baltimore Archbishop Lori aims to bring 'truth and justice' to West Virginia Catholics rocked by scandal

Baltimore Archbishop Lori aims to bring 'truth and justice' to West Virginia Catholics rocked by scandal

Having spent two days meeting with West Virginia Catholics following the resignation of their longtime bishop over sexual abuse allegations, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said Saturday he plans to lead an investigation that will “be fair and thorough and efficient, that leads to the truth, and leads to healing and reconciliation.”

Lori spent much of Saturday morning composing the homily he delivered at the 6 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, the first such service he is to lead in his new role as interim bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

On Thursday, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, an influential...

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