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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Saying he has failed to live up to promises of more transparency and outreach those affected, advocates for clergy sex abuse victims called Thursday for the removal of Bishop Edward Scharfenberger from his leadership post at the Diocese of Buffalo.

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The Diocese of Buffalo is shutting down Christ the King Seminary at the end of its current academic year.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has set a goal of $10 million - one million dollars less than the year before - for its 2020 Appeal, which formally launched Tuesday morning.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It's been a little more than a month since Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany assumed the additional role of apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo. As he enters his second month as the interim caretaker of the diocese, Scharfenberger is speaking about the work to sort through a painful and extensive clergy sex abuse crisis, admitting that Chapter 11 bankruptcy appears likely.

Avery Schneider, WBFO

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, who earlier this week was named the apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo, tells a Catholic weekly publication that bankruptcy is a "likelihood" for the diocese.

Fordham.edu

With his removal as head of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, Bishop Richard Malone will hold an ignominious place in history.  Professor Patrick Hornbeck, Chair of Theology at Fordham University, is an expert in canon law and has been following local developments.  Putting his tenure into context, Malone's actions were not among the worst things bishops have done, Hornbeck said. "Unfortunately, far from it.  But these are incredibly serious allegations that go to the heart of people's ability to trust."

Avery Schneider, WBFO

He came to Buffalo saying he'll be doing a lot of listening and learning. Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany met diocesan staff and local news media Wednesday, just hours after the Vatican confirmed the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone.