For second time in a week, Bishop Malone says he won't resign

Posted at 3:56 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 23:32:44-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As calls for his resignation grow louder,Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone stated again that he will not resign in a radio interview on WBEN Friday afternoon.

"I hope people see it as a deep commitment on my part to be a part of the solution and part of the renewal of the diocese," the Bishop told WBEN Radio's Tom Bauerle. This interview was the first time we heard publicly from the Bishop since The Movement to Restore Trust called for Bishop Malone's resignation.

"I was very disappointed and really saddened by that because I had felt that I had deeply committed myself to working with them," Bishop Malone told Bauerle.

Despite this, the Bishop said he still feels he has support both from inside and outside of the church.

On Thursday, the Movement to Restore Trust says they contacted Bishop Malone asking that he resign immediately.

The renewed calls for Bishop Malone's resignation come after further I-Team investigations by Charlie Specht.