Bishop Malone Resigns Over Hidden Files about Abusive Priests

by Frank E. Lamothe, III

Here is evidence of more cover-up by the Catholic Church on clergy sexual abuse. The Church needs to have complete transparency.

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York, resigns after his hidden files about abusive priests is revealed. Here’s an NPR article about his resignation – “Buffalo NY Bishop Resigns Amid Controversy Over Clergy Abuse.”

Pope Francis had a adopted a new policy in May 2019 that made bishops more accountable for clergy sexual abuse worldwide. Bishop Malone had promised transparency but apparently shielded priests accused of abuse. For more information about the secret files and the pressure on Bishop Malone from the public and from the Church, here’s the New York Times article, “Bishop’s Secret List of Accused Priests Leaves Him Besieged.”

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