BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a wide-ranging interview with 7 Eyewitness News, interim Buffalo Diocese bishop Edward Scharfenberger discussed secret priest personnel files, aides to former Bishop Richard J. Malone and whether Scharfenberger expects to become permanent Buffalo bishop.
Below are 7 takeaways from Scharfenberger's interview with the I-Team. Click here to watch the full, 25-minute interview.
(2/7) @AlbBishopEd confirms that @BishopRJMalone, on his way out as bishop of @BuffaloDiocese, cracked down on Fr. Ryszard Biernat, the whistleblower who exposed him, with canonical penalty. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/wkUwgl7iOW— Charlie Specht (@Charlie_Reports) January 7, 2020
Note: We provided allegations against both men (summarized in the following articles) to @AlbBishopEd’s spokeswoman nearly a month ago, when they were published: https://t.co/NucXgDRt0shttps://t.co/LFDSz47xWz— Charlie Specht (@Charlie_Reports) January 7, 2020
Fr. Gatto was accused of (and denied) sexual misconduct by multiple men who came to him for counseling. @BishopRJMalone returned him to ministry but reversed the assignment after protests by parents. https://t.co/J2BS027O07— Charlie Specht (@Charlie_Reports) January 7, 2020