Buffalo Whistleblower: Vatican Snubbed Abuse Victims in Calling Bishop’s Resignation ‘Early Retirement’, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

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By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews, December 4, 2019

Dorothy Cummings McLeanBUFFALO, New York, December 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Buffalo’s primary diocesan whistleblower Siobhan O’Connor was standing on a cold and dark Buffalo street when the Vatican’s formal announcement of Bishop Malone’s resignation was released early this morning.

“I had been asked by WKBW [broadcast station] to be outside the Catholic Center at 6 AM,” O’Connor told LifeSiteNews.

The Diocese of Boston emailed several email contacts, she explained, and the message contained six attachments. But instead of the clarity she had hoped for, O’Connor saw yet more confusion: the U.S. nunciature had called the bishop’s resignation “an early retirement,” mentioning nothing about credible allegations that Malone covered up sexual abuse perpetrated by priests in his diocese.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, stated in a communique that Bishop Malone, after being made aware of results of an Apostolic Visitation, had “asked the Holy Father Pope Francis to grant him an early retirement,” adding that the “Holy Father has granted his request.”

O’Connor said that this statement was “evasive.”

“We’re still a long way from transparency,” she stated, calling the “euphemism” a “slap in the face of survivors” of clerical sexual abuse.

“It’s another euphemism on [Malone’s] way out,” she added. ….

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