Four more priests placed on leave by Diocese of Buffalo, one reinstated

WBFO 88.7

June 29, 2018

By Michael Mroziak

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo on Thursday placed four more priests on administrative leave, in response to complaints of alleged sexual abuse. Additionally, the Diocese of Buffalo announced claims againast three other priests have been substantiated while a fourth has been exonerated and reinstated.

Reverends Robert Stolinski, Pascal Ipolito, Roy Herberger and Daniel Palys – all of whom are retired – were put on administrative leave “for the purposes of investigation,” said the Diocese in a written statement. The leave, the Diocese continues, “does not imply that any determination has been made as to the truth of falsity of the complaint.”

Herberger, in a letter published by the Buffalo News earlier this week, denies the charges against him. His message reads: “I want everyone to know that I deny these claims completely – 100 percent. I’m not saying that the victim is lying about being assaulted by some priest, a priest but I do emphatically deny that it was me.”

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