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Pope Francis accepts retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz

Posted: 6:37 AM, Mar 02, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-03 01:31:07-05
Pope Francis accepts retirement of Auxilary Bishop Edward Grosz

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Diocese of Buffalo says Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz, effective immediately.

Grosz reached the mandatory retirement age for bishops, turning 75-years-old on February 16th.

Back in December, interim Bishop Edward Scharfenberger said, “the changing of an auxiliary bishop is not a first priority. Bishop Ed [Grosz] has told me that he's willing to continue to serve. And so as long as he's willing to continue to serve, you know, that he would. And his status does not change because of the change in the administrator of the diocese.”

The Diocese says Grosz will continue to provide sacramental ministry throughout the Diocese in his retirement.