Buffalo bishop apologizes again, says he will not resign

BUFFALO, NY – The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, says he is sorry for one of his own “mistakes”, but says that he will remain as leader of the diocese until his retirement.

Bishop Richard Malone facing renewed calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests.

He brought a letter over the weekend to repeat his apologies and says that criticism of the leadership of the church is “justified.”

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood issued a subpoena to all dioceses in the state and has announced a civil investigation of the Catholic Church in the handling of sexual abuse allegations.

The bishop says that he is planning to retire in 2021.

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