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Just In: Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Malone of Buffalo, New York

Appoints Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to be Apostolic Administrator

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard J. Malone, who has been the acting Bishop of Buffalo, New York.

This was announced in today’s bulletin from the Holy See Press Office, expressing the Pontiff accepted the resignation and has appointed Archbishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, the Bishop of Albany thus far, to be the Diocese’s Apostolic Administrator

Bishop Malone was in Rome for his region of US bishops’ ad limina visit last month.


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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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