Church Militant

December 4, 2020

By David Nussman

Bp. Michael Fisher tapped for Buffalo

The diocese of Buffalo is getting a new bishop while facing a lawsuit from the state attorney general.

It was announced Tuesday morning that Pope Francis has named Bp. Michael W. Fisher the next bishop of the Buffalo diocese. Bishop Fisher is currently an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese of Washington.

This comes after New York’s attorney general filed suit against the Buffalo diocese and three bishops tied to it.

Attorney general Letitia James filed suit Nov. 23 against former Buffalo bishop Richard Malone, former auxiliary bishop Edward M. Grosz and acting diocesan administrator Bp. Edward B. Scharfenberger.

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