Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Chosen to Head Fact-Finding Mission of Diocese of Buffalo

Oct 06, 2019 631

BY: John L. Allen

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has been appointed by the Vatican to conduct an investigation of the troubled Buffalo diocese in New York, where Bishop Richard Malone faces accusations of covering up sexual abuse by priests.

The announcement was made late October 3 by the Brooklyn Diocese, following a request from the papal embassy in the U.S.. A communique from the embassy stated that Bishop DiMarzio would conduct an apostolic visitation, which it described as “a non-judicial and non-administrative process that requires confidentiality.”

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