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.
NOW: Bishop Malone says "I want to be part of leading us forward." He doubles down on saying he will not be resigning. "Even with all that's going on...I'm happy to be here."@WKBW— Nikki DeMentri (@nikkidementri) September 6, 2019
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.