Church Militant

April 15, 2019

NBC News preparing to release huge story on Bishop Malone

With the white heat from the media spotlight intensifying, Buffalo, New York’s Bp. Richard Malone is once again rejecting mounting calls for his resignation and proclaiming his innocence — although he grudgingly admits he failed in some aspects.

“I deeply regret and apologize for having signed those letters in support of Fr. Art Smith,” Malone said in an April 11 statement, referring to a predator priest Malone promoted. “I also regret not being more transparent about claims involving abuse against adults.”

His sudden confession may be the result of getting word of an upcoming NBC News piece on him and his failures. NBC reporter Anne Thompson was in Buffalo last week doing extensive interviews with victims of priests Malone continues to leave in service.

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