Diocese says report on sexual misconduct “incomplete”


October 29, 2018

The Diocese of Buffalo says a televised report featuring a whistleblower who criticized the bishop’s handling of clergy sexual misconduct was incomplete and out of context.

In a statement Monday, the diocese didn’t address specifics contained in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” report, in which a former assistant to Bishop Richard Malone said she acted out of concern for victims.

Siobhan (shuh-VAHN’) O’Connor secretly copied and shared confidential files with CBS and Buffalo’s WKBW-TV.

Sunday’s airing also featured a priest who said he believes eight or nine active priests should have been removed from ministry.

The diocese says it will add perspective in the future and is making changes to be more transparent and effective.

Malone has resisted calls to resign. He says the diocese is cooperating with state and federal investigations.

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