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A one-time Buffalo Catholic priest, who is now on suspension as an Episcopal priest in Los Angeles, allegedly molested at least two people here before leaving the Catholic Church. Paul Kowalewski is now facing a lawsuit.

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Western New York's new Episcopal bishop was installed Sunday as Bishop Sean Rowe was welcomed to St. Paul's Cathedral. Rowe will continue as bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania, sharing staff and doing some travel back and forth.

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After a lot of neighborhood opposition, City Hall has approved turning the old Ascension Church in Buffalo into senior housing. However, the project is now stuck in the complicated process of not-for-profit housing.

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Friday is the 17th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an event of daytime fasting from food and water and an evening breaking of the fast with a fig and a full meal. Thursday night, local Islamic groups celebrated the connection of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the annual Tent of Abraham.

Church of the Ascension

Conversion of a landmark church at North Street and Linwood Avenue in Buffalo to affordable housing for seniors moved closer Tuesday, as the Common Council approved the plan and sent it to Albany and Washington for final approvals.

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The debate continues over the future of Ascension Church, the landmark Linwood Avenue structure which the Episcopal Diocese wants to turn into senior housing. Common Council members on Tuesday heard disparate viewpoints on the $7 million proposal.

The Buffalo Preservation Board Thursday rejected a $7 million plan to turn the landmark Episcopal Church of the Ascension into a 28-unit affordable housing development for seniors.

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The fight over converting historic Ascension Church at Linwood Avenue and North Street into senior housing turned into something of a confrontation between Buffalo's Preservation Board and its Planning Board during Monday's Planning Board meeting.