Little public record on how new Buffalo bishop dealt with priest misconduct in D.C.

Buffalo News

December 13, 2020

By Jay Tokasz

The Washington, D.C., archdiocese where new Buffalo Diocese Bishop Michael W. Fisher served as a priest for three decades has been embroiled in a scandal of its own involving a cover-up of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick that reached all the way to the Vatican and Pope John Paul II.

Fisher, named last week as the 15th Buffalo bishop, has not been implicated in the McCarrick cover-up.

A 461-page Vatican report on the subject released last month doesn’t mention Fisher, whose rise into the administrative ranks of the church was launched by McCarrick, the archbishop of Washington from 2001 to 2006.

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