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The Diocese of Buffalo has announced the appointment of Steven Halter as its new director of professional responsibillity. Halter's duties will include investigating complaints of clergy or employee sexual abuse and misconduct.

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The spokesman for the embattled Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is stepping down.

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

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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has surpassed its goal of $100 million for its "Upon This Rock" capital and endowment campaign.

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Pope Francis is cutting red tape at the Vatican, radically streamlining the process for annulling marriages, necessary if a Catholic wants to remarry in the church.

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Two Western New Yorkers are calling on Pope Francis to investigate their cases of sexual abuse against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

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Catholic Charities of Buffalo has launched its 90th annual Appeal campaign.

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Bishop Richard Malone, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, says Monday’s announcement from Pope Benedict XVI that he would be resigning at the end of the month came as a surprise.

Richard Malone installed as Buffalo's new bishop

Aug 10, 2012
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A procession of priests, cardinals, archbishops, and bishops led the official installation mass of Richard Malone as the 14th Roman Catholic Bishop of Buffalo Friday afternoon at St. Joseph Cathedral. 

The 66-year-old Malone spent eight years as Bishop in Portland, Maine. Pope Benedict XVI selected him in may to succeed retiring Buffalo Bishop Edward Kmiec.  

While initial reaction has been positive to the appointment of 66 year old Richard Malone as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, there is a nationwide organization that is taking strong exception.

"We’re concerned any time the Vatican promotes corrupt or complicit bishop to a higher position.  That’s what’s happening here essentially," said David Clohessy, National Director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP. 

Malone introduced as next Buffalo bishop

May 29, 2012

The Diocese of Buffalo has introduced its next Bishop.

Bishop Richard J. Malone,66, will take over as the 14th Bishop of Buffalo, replacing the retiring Edward Kmiec.