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Calls for new Buffalo bishop to resign

Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 29, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Just three months into his role as the apostolic administrator of the Buffalo Diocese, a leader of an abuse victim's group is calling for Bishop Edward Scharfenberger to step down.

Robert Hoatson, the co-founder of Road to Recovery, will speak in front of the Diocese of Buffalo headquarters, Sunday morning.

In a release he writes, the bishop disrespected and re-traumatized clergy sex abuse survivors after Scharfenberger celebrated mass with abusive priests.

Scharfenberger said in a press conference this past week: "This is a church of sinners. As far as that man in the cross, there's not a person that I know that he didn't die for."