Buffalo Catholic Diocese

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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Brendan Keany
November 14, 2019 - 2:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Wednesday, we learned of two major stories within the Buffalo Diocese. First, a report out of Rome that Bishop Malone's resignation is expected soon . NEW: Hearing from reliable sources that Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation is imminent @BuffaloDiocese The apostolic visitation...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Holy See has authorized an apostolic visitation for Buffalo's Catholic Diocese in the near future. This will be a fact finding mission regarding the sex abuse scandal here in Buffalo. The “apostolic visitation” will take place in the near future, led by Brooklyn Bishop...
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Tom Puckett
September 20, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has developed a new page on its website to guide anyone who may need to report abuse, misconduct or fraud. The diocese says the new page giving three options: (1) Call 911 (if imminent danger exists)/law enforcement (2) Contact the Victims Assistance...
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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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Tom Puckett
September 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Movement to Restore Trust has announced it is calling on Bishop Richard Malone to resign. Following is a complete statement from the organization: Members of the Organizing Committee of The Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) contacted Bishop Richard J. Malone Thursday,...
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Tom Puckett
August 20, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Another surprising development from within the hierarchy of the Diocese of Buffalo Tuesday as Rev. Ryszard Biernat consented to take a leave of absence from his position as Secretary to the Bishop and Vice-Chancellor for personal reasons. This leave is for an undetermined...
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August 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the eve before the filing window for the New York Child Victims Act opened, Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo issued an apology. In the written and video message, Malone says, "I want to again express my personal apology and that of the Diocese of...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This week, the Child Victims Act gives victims one year to file a claim of sexual abuse no matter when it happened or how old they are. With numerous claims to be filed against the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, could it mean bankruptcy? Attorney Mitchell Garabedian says that is...
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Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese is disputing a report of a coverup involving an active member of ministry. In a statement the diocese cites recent media reports as saying Bishop Richard Malone has engaged in a “cover-up” and “done absolutely nothing” in response to allegations of...
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