Statement on Buffalo Diocese appointment

Published on December 4th, 2019

Following the announcement by the Holy See that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard J. Malone from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Buffalo and appointed Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany as apostolic administrator until the appointment of a permanent bishop, NYS Catholic Conference Executive Director Richard E. Barnes made the following statement:

“We trust that Bishop Scharfenberger, with the clergy, religious and laity of Western New York, will move forward with the slow and steady process of healing and renewal.”