By LINDA COMINS
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
WHEELING, W.Va. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said it “strongly and unconditionally rejects” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s assertion that the diocese is not wholly committed to the protection of children.
On Tuesday, Morrisey filed a civil lawsuit against the diocese and its retired bishop, the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, for allegedly failing to protect children from sexual abusers.
Diocesan spokesman Tim Bishop released a statement from the diocese late Tuesday.
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