BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) During an elaborate ceremony at Saint Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, the Most Reverend Richard J. Malone was installed as the 14th Bishop of Buffalo.
Bishop Malone grew up in New England and joked with reporters that he could be converted to a Buffalo Bills fan, but he will remain loyal to the Red Sox baseball team.
Attending the ceremony, were several high-ranking members of the Catholic Church including the Most Reverend Carlo Vigano, the Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador) to the United States, and His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York.
The new Bishop of Buffalo told the congregation during his homily that 'Evangelization,' strengthening the priesthood, and reaching out to fallen-away Catholics will be his priorities.
Bishop Richard Malone replaces Bishop Edward Kmiec who now enters into retirement.