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Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo resigned Wednesday, forced to step aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.

The Vatican said Pope Francis accepted the resignation and appointed Edward Scharfenberger, the bishop of Albany, New York, to run the Buffalo diocese temporarily until a permanent replacement is found.

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