Diocese of Buffalo removes priest from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

Posted at 8:50 AM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 12:59:55-05

The Diocese of Buffalo has removed a priest from active ministry at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine.

A complaint of harassment was made against a Barnabite priest. According to the Buffalo News, his name is Rev. John Paul Bahati. 

A statement from the Diocese of Buffalo says an investigation was initiated immediately after the claim. Based on the investigation, Bishop Malone removed the priest. Because the incident involved a Barnabite priest, representatives of that religion are now responsible for handling the matter.