According to several reports Bishop Malone is set to set down from his role this Wednesday.

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WKBW is reporting that:

A prominent Catholic journalist is reporting that Bishop Richard J. Malone will resign on Wednesday, capping nearly 22 months of scandals and tumult in the Diocese of Buffalo centered on the bishop's handling of sexual abuse.

 

Catholic journalist Rocco Palmo -- who runs the influential news site "Whispers in the Loggia" -- is also reporting that Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany will be named by the Holy See as temporary administrator of the diocese until a permanent bishop is selected by Pope Francis.

WKBW also stated that they have not yet confirmed the news with other sources.

If Bishop Malone does resign, he would become the first Bishop ever to resign in the 172 year history of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.