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W.Va. AG suit says Catholic diocese "employed pedophiles"

In this image, two rows of pews in a church are packed as church goers face a sermon being held in front of a white wall.
The Wheeling-Charleston diocese celebrates Mass. Photo: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has sued the Catholic diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in a civil lawsuit alleging that the diocese and its former bishop "knowingly employed pedophiles," per the Washington Post.

Details: The suit — which the Post reports is the first sweeping claim against an entire diocese and bishop — alleges that the West Virginia diocese "failed to conduct adequate background checks" for those working in Catholic schools and camps, per a Morrisey press release.