Bishop Richard Malone

Bishop Richard Malone
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WBEN Newsroom
December 03, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone following widespread criticism from Malone’s staff, priests and the public over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. The Vatican announced the resignation in a brief...
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Bishop Richard Malone
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WBEN Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A report from a Catholic reporter said that Bishop Richard Malone will resign as the head of the Diocese of Buffalo on Wednesday. Rocco Palmo reported on Monday that the Bishop plans to resign this week and will be replaced by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger. A source for...
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Brendan Keany
November 17, 2019 - 8:41 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Last week, Bishop Richard Malone flew to the Vatican for an "ad limina" visit, in which he met with all of the bishops of New York State, as well as Pope Francis. During the week, there was a report out of Rome that Malone's resignation was "imminent." NEW: Hearing from reliable...
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Vatican City (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo was among the New York State Bishops who met with Pope Francis Friday at The Vatican. The meeting with The Pontiff was planned and part of the ongoing "ad limina" visit in Rome. Christopher Lamb is the Rome reporter for...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 13, 2019 - 12:11 pm
A report from Rome indicates that Bishop Richard Malone's resignation as head of the Diocese of Buffalo may be imminent, but the Bishop is disputing that claim. Christopher Lamb, Rome correspondent for The Tablet, is reporting reliable sources have told him Malone's resignation may be close. NEW:...
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Tom Puckett
September 19, 2019 - 7:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bishop Richard Malone appeared with WBEN's Bauerle and Bellavia Thursday afternoon discussing a number of topics regarding the Diocese sex abuse scandal, including the possibility of filing for bankruptcy. Malone says he has been in touch with NYC Cardinal Timothy Dolan. "We have...
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Brendan Keany
September 10, 2019 - 1:27 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Fr. Ryszard Biernat is the second whistleblower to come out of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo after WKBW released conversations he had with Bishop Malone that Biernat had secretly recorded. He also claims that he was sexually abused as a seminarian by Fr. Art Smith - a priest who...
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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As a petition drive continues to remove Bishop Richard Malone from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, An attorney who dealt with priest sex abuse in Boston says it could be an element in taking away Malone's credibility. Mitchell Garabedian says this could help diminsh Malone's good...
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Brendan Keany
September 06, 2019 - 2:14 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - With calls for his resignation intensifying in recent days, Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone agreed to come on WBEN on Friday afternoon with Tom Bauerle, and he doubled-down on his intention to remain bishop even after the Movement to Restore Trust called for his resignation. LISTEN...
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Brendan Keany
September 05, 2019 - 5:26 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Following the release of controversial Bishop Malone audio tapes on Wednesday morning, the bishop held a press conference that afternoon to explain his side of the story, and he said that he believes he has the support of most Catholics withing the Diocese of Buffalo. Of course,...
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