Pope Francis announces disciplinary measures on Bishop Emeritus Bransfield

West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Pope Francis of the Catholic Church has decided the following disciplinary measures for former Bishop Emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese. They are as followed:

  1. The Prohibition to reside in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
  2. The prohibition to preside or to participate anywhere in any public celebration of Liturgy
  3. The obligation to make personal amends for some of the harm he caused; the nature and extent of the amends to be decided in consultation with the future Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Emeritus Michael Brandfield on September 13, 2018

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