A spokeswoman for the Diocese of Buffalo said Wednesday that she has received “no information” that Bishop Malone has submitted his resignation to Vatican officials.
“We have received no information in that regard,” diocesan spokeswoman Kathy Spangler said in an email to 7 Eyewitness News. But on Wednesday evening she released a more extensive statement. “Bishop Malone continues to serve as the leader of the Diocese of Buffalo. He is currently engaged with the other bishops of New York State in their Ad Limina visit, discussing with officials of the Holy See and with Pope Francis the areas of challenge and progress of the Catholic Church in New York State and the scope of the vibrant ministries serving the needs of New Yorkers, both Catholic and non-Catholic alike. When Bishop Malone returns to Buffalo he will be communicating further about his meeting with the Holy Father and the other participating bishops.”