Catholic Diocese to end all financial support for priests with proven abuse allegations

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Catholic Diocese announced Tuesday it is stopping all financial support and health benefits for priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse, starting May 1, 2020.

Officials say none of the 23 men affected by this decision are currently working within the diocese.

The diocese says it is providing information so those individuals can find available resources for health insurance needs going forward.

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this past February.

Kelly Khatib is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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