Another Buffalo Priest Placed on Leave after Abuse Allegations

By Evan Anstey and Jenn Schanz
May 31, 2018

Another priest within the Diocese of Buffalo has been placed on administrative leave.

Bishop Richard Malone placed Rev. Mark J. Wolski on leave after receiving a complaint of sexual abuse against him.

The complaint is under investigation.

Earlier this month, the Diocese announced it was re-opening an investigation into an abuse complaint against Father Fabian Maryanski.

In March, a list was released naming more than 40 local priests who had credible allegations of child sexual abuse against them.

Father Wolski most recently served at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Hamburg according to a spokesperson for the Buffalo Diocese.

Wolski retired in 2012, but still led Mass as need by the Buffalo Diocese.

The Diocese confirms that in 2003, Wolski was appointed to serve on a diocesan board to review sexual abuse allegations. He was replaced shortly after joining the review board and has not been on it in several years.

According to the Diocese, Father Wolski left the review board because he was consumed with a church construction project.

While he is on leave, Wolski continues to receives his retirement benefits from the Buffalo Diocese.

June 1 is the deadline for victims of alleged sex abuse to file for financial compensation from the Buffalo Diocese through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP).

Click here to submit a claim.








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