Buffalo, N.Y., Oct 31, 2018 / 11:40 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has issued a response to a whistleblower who called for Bishop Richard Malone to resign, after he was publicly accused of allowing priests credibly accused of sexual abuse to remain in ministry.
The diocese released a statement late Tuesday night, after Siobhan O'Connor, a former diocesan employee, said on "60 Minutes" Sunday that the diocese had knowingly omitted some priests from a list it published in March of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse.
The list included 42 names; documents leaked by O'Connor included 118 priests credibly accused of misconduct.
The Oct. 30 diocesan statement said that Malone was "stunned and dismayed" by comments O'Connor delivered at a local press conference held that day. The diocese called her remarks "plainly and embarrassingly contradictory."