Bishop Malone will not step down as the leader of the Buffalo Diocese.
He says he’s prayed about it and he’s recommitted to his calling to serve as the Bishop of Buffalo.
In a news conference at St. Stan’s on Sunday, the Bishop said his handling of claims of sexual abuse specifically with adults has fallen short.
Bishop Malone says words are not enough. He says he’s promising action.
He’s establishing a task force to review the handling of sexual abuse claims from adults.
Malone says he is inviting elected officials to be on the task force.
He says the Diocese will cooperate with any investigation by the Erie Co. DA’s office or New York Attorney General.