VATICAN CITY — Bishop Richard Malone has been appointed as the new head of the Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.
“I am most grateful to our Holy Father for his trust in appointing me bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo,” he said in a May 29 statement.
Although he is saddened to leave the faithful of his current diocese in Portland, Maine, Bishop Malone said he looks forward “with enthusiasm” to taking up his responsibility in Buffalo.
Bishop Malone was installed as the 11th Bishop of Portland in March 2004. Prior to his assignment in Maine, he was ordained in 2000 as an auxiliary bishop for the Boston archdiocese.
The new appointment comes after Bishop Edward Kmiec of Buffalo submitted his...READ MORE