- Sep 20, 2020
Buffalo Bishop Robert Malone says it’s “unfortunate” Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley didn’t contact the Diocese of Buffalo before forwarding complaints against the bishop to the pope’s representative to the United States.
A high-ranking U.S. cardinal in Boston says he is concerned about a bishop’s handling of alleged clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and wants the Vatican to step in.
The Catholic bishop of Buffalo, New York, on Sunday rejected calls to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests, saying: the “shepherd does not desert the flock” in difficult times.
The U.S. bishops closed out their Tuesday meeting with discussions on how to best implement Pope Francis’s two major apostolic exhortations, “Amoris Laetitia” and “Evangelii Gaudium.” They also discussed domestic issues, highlighting the work of the conference on tax reform, health care, and the budget.