Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 1, 2020 / 15:30 pm
The newly-announced next Bishop of Buffalo has promised to be a pastor who will promote transparency in the scandal-ridden New York diocese.
"In all things, I pledge to be truthful and transparent in the decisions that we will need to make," said Bishop Michael Fisher, currently auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C. Fisher was announced as Pope Francis' choice to lead the Diocese of Buffalo on December 1.
Speaking at a Tuesday press conference, he promised "collaboration and consultation" with local Catholics.
"I come to you as your new bishop. I am first and foremost your brother in faith," he said. "I hope you will call me Bishop Mike."