Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will serve as interim administrator for the troubled Buffalo Diocese after embattled Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation. Scharfenberger returned from Buffalo Thursday afternoon. The bishop will be making the commute regularly.
A recently filed lawsuit against retired Bishop Howard Hubbard alleges the former head of the Albany Diocese helped cover up the abuse of a 16-year-old boy decades ago. The Diocese denies the allegations.