Press Release

Letter to Priests and the Faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 To the Priests and Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, As you know, last September, upon the Holy Father’s acceptance of the resignation of former Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, I was appointed by the Holy See to serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese and assigned to commission a...
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Archbishop Lori offers prayers for city leadership

"At this challenging time in the life of our City, we pray that God gives strength and wisdom to our acting mayor and to the leaders of our community in order that they might bring the residents of Baltimore together in confronting our challenges, while also asserting those aspects that represent our promise and true...
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Names of 23 Deceased Priests Previously Reported to Law Enforcement Added to Archdiocese’s Online List of Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Archbishop William E. Lori, announced today the addition of the names of 23 deceased priests and brothers previously and credibly accused to the online list of clergy accused of child sexual abuse.
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Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori makes statement on bombings in Sri Lanka

Archbishop William E. Lori made the following statement in the wake of the bombings in Sri Lanka:
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Archbishop Lori Welcomes Appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory as Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

For Immediate Release Thursday, April 4, 2019 “On behalf of the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I extend heartfelt best wishes and prayers to Archbishop Wilton Gregory on his appointment as the next Archbishop of Washington,” Archbishop William E. Lori said. “Our two local Churches enjoy a uniquely collegial history...
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Archbishop Announces Completion of Preliminary Investigation of Allegations Against Bishop Michael Bransfield, Imposes Ministerial Restrictions on Bishop Bransfield and Former Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J.

For Immediate Release Monday, March 11, 2019 On September 13, 2018, the Holy See announced the retirement of Michael J. Bransfield as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia and appointed Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori as Apostolic Administrator of Wheeling-Charleston, with a mandate to conduct a preliminary investigation into allegations of sexual...
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Statement on Dismissal from the Clerical State of Theodore McCarrick

“On this unprecedented day in the life of our Church, I remain in prayerful solidarity with our Holy Father, whose decision to dismiss Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state demonstrates the Pope’s willingness to hold accountable one who would harm a child, regardless of rank.
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Archdiocese Joins Diocese of Covington in Commending High School Students Exonerated in Independent Investigation into Incident in Washington, D.C.

Citing the public release today by the Diocese of Covington of the Final Investigative Report into the January 18th incident at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Archdiocese of Baltimore joins Bishop Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington, in expressing its support for the students of Covington Catholic High School.
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Statement on March for Life Incident

The annual March for Life is a magnificent affirmation of the value and dignity of human life. It is especially wonderful that so many young people from all around the nation participate in this March and the Archdiocese of Baltimore applauds them for doing so.
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Archbishop Releases Major Pastoral Document Encouraging Catholics to Bridge Racial Divides in Today’s Society; Acknowledges Catholic Church’s Historical Role in Slavery

Citing persistent attitudes and systemic instances of racism in society today, particularly in areas such as the criminal justice system, employment, healthcare and education, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori has today released a landmark pastoral document, “The Journey to Racial Justice.”  Coinciding with the national holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
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