WHEELING, W.Va. — Three administrators with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston connected to former Bishop Michael Bransfield have resigned and taken new positions
Rev. Frederick Annie resigned as Vicar General in September and was assigned as assistant priest in residence at St. Mary Star City Parish in Morgantown.
Rev. Anthony Cincinnati resigned as Vicar for Clergy; he will serve as pastor of St. Francis De Sales Parish in Morgantown.
Rev. Kevin Quirk resigned as judicial vicar and rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. He also left his position on the Wheeling Jesuit University Board of Directors and Wheeling Hospital.
Quirk will now assist Administrator Rev. Brian Crenwelge at Holy Rosary in Sistersville and St. Josephs Missions in Proctor, and serve as a priest in residence at Mater Dolorosa Parish in Paden City and St. Vincent De Paul Parish in New Martinsville.
The changes were announced less than a week after a preliminary investigation found credible evidence Bransfield sexually harassed adults who worked under him and that he made inappropriate financial decisions. Bransfield served as bishop for 13 years before resigning in September.