Can Petition Drive Hurt Malone's Credibility?

By Tom Puckett
September 10, 2019

Garabedian says Vatican will look at other factors, including donations

As a petition drive continues to remove Bishop Richard Malone from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, An attorney who dealt with priest sex abuse in Boston says it could be an element in taking away Malone's credibility.

Mitchell Garabedian says this could help diminsh Malone's good standing with the Vatican. "Petition drives can be effective especially when coupled with lawsuits being filed, the information being released about the diocese not protecting children. It's a complicated matter," says Garabedian. "If Bishop Malone loses enough credibility, he will step down."








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