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Pope Francis accepts retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 01:31:07-05

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.