Buffalo bishop clears prominent priest accused of improper conduct

Buffalo News

May 28, 2020

By Dan Herbeck

Buffalo Diocese Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has cleared a prominent priest of allegations of improper conduct with a minor and allowed him to return as vicar general.

The diocese said Thursday that an investigation into the allegation showed no wrongdoing by the Rev. Peter J. Karalus.

The claim involved a remark Karalus is accused of making while hearing the confession of a teenage male in 2011, multiple sources who are familiar with the case told The Buffalo News.

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