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Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop William Lori Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Following his acceptance of the letter of resignation of Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed Archbishop William E. Lori Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, while remaining Archbishop of Baltimore. The Holy Father further instructed Archbishop Lori to conduct an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults against Bishop Bransfield.
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Archdiocese Updates its Online List of Abusive Priests with Names Disclosed in PA Grand Jury Report

Baltimore, MD, September 7, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Baltimore has added 10 names to its list of priests and religious brothers accused of child sexual abuse. The new names are those of priests mentioned in the Pennsylvania grand jury report released Aug. 14 who served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore or were alleged to have...
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Proposed New Baltimore Catholic School to be Named “Mother Mary Lange Catholic School”

Baltimore, MD, September 4, 2018 – On the first day of the new school year, Archbishop William E. Lori announced that the proposed new Baltimore City Catholic elementary school will be named “Mother Mary Lange Catholic School,” in honor of Mary Elizabeth Lange, Foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first religious community of...
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Statement of Archbishop Lori on Accountability of Bishops

Archbishop William E. Lori today issued a statement on the accountability of bishops.
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Statement of Archbishop William E. Lori on the Late Cardinal William H. Keeler and the Report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury

At this difficult time in the life of the Church, we in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are especially saddened and troubled by the news of the late Cardinal William H. Keeler’s failures while serving as Bishop of Harrisburg, one of six dioceses cited in the grand jury report.
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Declaración del Arzobispo William E. Lori sobre el Difunto Cardenal William H. Keeler y el Informe del Gran Jurado de Pensilvania

Nuestros pensamientos deben estar hoy con aquellos que continúan viviendo como sobrevivientes del abuso sexual del clero, especialmente aquellos que están sintiendo un renovado dolor y rabia por la publicación del informe del Gran Jurado de Pensilvania. En este momento difícil en la vida de la Iglesia, nosotros en la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore estamos especialmente...
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Archdiocese of Baltimore announces new superintendent of Catholic schools

Mr. James Sellinger, Chancellor of Education, announced today the appointment of Dr. Donna Hargens, Ed.D. as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Arzobispo dice que la separación de las familias causa trauma, apela a la eliminación de esta política

18 de junio de 2018 El Reverendísimo William E. Lori, Arzobispo de Baltimore, expresó su decepción y profunda preocupación por la separación de familias como resultado de la política de inmigración vigente en los Estados Unidos. “No hay una justificación racional para que un gobierno civilizado separe a niños de sus padres como herramienta para aplicar...
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Archbishop says family separations cause trauma, calls for end to policy

June 18, 2018 Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, has expressed disappointment and grave concern at the separation of families as a result of the Immigration policy of the United States. “There can be no reasonable justification for a civilized government to separate children from their parents as a means for enforcing the...
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Archdiocese Creates New Position in Continued Effort to Bolster Church’s Presence in the Community

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced today that Mary Ellen Russell has been selected to serve as Director of Community Affairs.  Archbishop William E. Lori created the new position to assist the Archdiocese in building partnerships within and beyond the Catholic Church in Maryland to strengthen the Church’s service to local communities. Most notably through the...
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Archbishop to Celebrate Mass for Ellicott City Saturday

Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, will celebrate Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church in Downtown Ellicott City on Saturday, May 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. The community is invited to attend the Mass, during which the Archbishop will pray for the repose of the soul of Sgt. Eddison Hermond, as well as for...
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Arquidiócesis Suspende a Sacerdote por Acusaciones de Abuso Sexual Infantil en los Años 70

La Arquidiócesis de Baltimore se enteró de una acusación de abuso sexual infantil contra el padre Luigi Esposito, de 77 años, párroco de Nuestra Señora de Pompei. El presunto abuso ocurrió en la década de 1970, cuando el padre Esposito estaba sirviendo como pastor asociado en Nuestra Señora de Pompei. La presunta víctima afirma que...
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