Buffalo Cathoic Diocese

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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."

Diocese of Buffalo

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is releasing updated lists of clergy accused of sexual abuse of a minor, separating those who served for the diocese from those who worked within religious orders.

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The Diocese of Brooklyn has issued a statement, saying Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited Buffalo earlier this week and interviewed 30 people as part of his Apostolic Visitation. Bishop DiMarzio is investigating the Buffalo Catholic Diocese's handling of sexual abuse cases. Movement to Restore Trust leader John Hurley said he was surprised the bishop had not contacted anyone from MRT, making him wonder the nature of the investigation.