Ellicottville priest accused of abuse, put on leave

Olean Times Herald

September 25, 2018

By Tom Dinki

An Ellicottville priest has been suspended by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for an allegation of abuse.

Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone placed the Rev. Ronald Mierzwa on administrative leave after receiving an abuse complaint against Mierzwa, the diocese announced Monday.

Mierzwa has been pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church in Ellicottville since 1994. A call to Mierzwa at the church office was not immediately returned.

The diocese did not provide details on the complaint, including what is alleged to have happened and when it allegedly happened.

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