Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark Brennan released a statement concerning the latest allegations against former Bishop Bransfield.

A Washington Post report says Bransfield took $21 million from Wheeling Hospital to use in the “bishop’s fund.”

The bishop’s fund was a charity created to help the residents of West Virginia.

Brennan said he is “dismayed” by the continued revelations concerning Bransfield’s misdeeds, and says it’s his highest priority to restore trust in Church leadership and bring about the healing that so many in the Diocese need and desire.

Bishop Brennan’s full statement can be found on our website at rivernewstoday.com.