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Allegations of child sexual abuse against a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo have been substantiated.

Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church

Three suburban Catholic priests have been suspended in the wake of an April 11 incident among priests and seminarians at a Hamburg rectory. A statement from the diocese explaining the incident indicates sexual harassment was involved.


Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church

The Diocese of Buffalo, its Review Board and Bishop Richard Malone have determined the immediate fates of three priests accused of sexual abuse.

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Father Robert Zilliox has released a statement to clarify statements he made during a recent "60 Minutes" interview regarding the handling of sex abuse allegations in the Buffalo Diocese.

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Bishop Richard Malone is responding with vigor to the news conference held by whistleblower Siobhan O'Connor, who released diocesan documents to authorities and the media about the handling of sexual abuse victims.

A group of Catholics empowered to advise U.S. bishops on their handling of clergy sex abuse is accusing the bishops of "a loss of moral leadership" and recommending that lay Catholics like themselves should henceforth be responsible for investigating clergy misconduct.

A Boston attorney was in Rochester Wednesday morning to announce that his firm is representing a group of people who say they were sexually abused by priests in the Rochester Catholic Diocese, during a period of time from 1950 to 1978.  

The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who has been prominent for representing victims of sexual abuse by priests and was depicted in the movie Spotlight, is making allegations against 8 priests. Garabedian says the alleged victims are now between the ages of 52 and 77.

The 8 priests the allegations are being made against are:

Two local priests have been placed on administrative leave following complains of abuse.

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has released a list of names of 42 diocesan priests who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. 

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With the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo engaged in Holy Week, there was a small group of protestors outside Saint Joseph's Cathedral Tuesday night calling for the ordination of women.