The Vatican Press Office announced Wednesday morning that Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of Bishop Richard Malone.

A statement release by the Holy See Press Office also said the Pope has appointed Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, head of the Albany Diocese, as apostolic administrator, to lead the Buffalo Diocese until a new bishop is named. *

Bishop Malone has ignored repeated calls for him to step down over the past two years, but told 2 On Your Side’s Steve Brown in September that…






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