Buffalo Diocese Agrees to More Oversight to Prevent Sexual Abuse

The Diocese of Buffalo has agreed to enact more secular oversight of its response to complaints of clergy sexual abuse in a legal settlement with New York State Attorney General Letitia James, resolving a 2020 lawsuit that accused the diocese of mishandling allegations. 

Diocese of Buffalo Says Bankruptcy Is ‘Imminent’

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces near certain bankruptcy after posting a $5 million loss in 2019, citing a total reduction $21.7 million in assets attributed to the financial impact of its sexual abuse crisis,  according to a the diocese’s annual financial report released Jan.30.

Bishop Malone Resigns Following Bishop DiMarzio’s Fact-Finding Mission

Pope Francis has accepted the immediate resignation of Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y on Wednesday morning. The announcement comes two months after the Vatican asked Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to conduct a fact-finding mission into the Diocese of Buffalo, which has been roiled with claims that Bishop Malone has mishandled numerous abuse cases.