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W.Va. scandal muddies legacy of Vatican's longtime fixer from Baltimore; Archbishop William Lori rose quickly by helping the church emerge from crises and fight for conservative causes, but his handling of the probe into financial and sexual misconduct in

Sep 02, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

 Late last summer, Vatican officials realized they had an uncontainable mess - four whistleblowing priests alleging financial and sexual misconduct by the bishop of West Virginia. So they did what Catholic officials have done for decades: They turned to William Lori.

From Rome and Washington to Connecticut and then Baltimore, where he is now archbishop, Lori is often on the front lines when the nation's largest religious group is facing major scandals or perceived threats to its values an...