Today, Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Bishop Richard Malone to the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Malone has been an outstanding Bishop of Portland for eight years. I welcome him warmly to the Province of New York.
Here is the statement that I released to the press today.
For Immediate Release: May 29, 2012
Statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan on the Appointment of Bishop Richard J. Malone
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today on the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI of Bishop Richard Malone to the Diocese of Buffalo.
“It was with great joy that I learned of our Holy Father’s appointment of Bishop Richard J. Malone as the new Bishop of Buffalo. Bishop Malone has been an outstanding Bishop of Portland, and I know that the priests, religious, and faithful of Buffalo will find in him a most capable and pastoral shepherd. I welcome him warmly to the Province of New York and look forward to working closely with him.
At the same time, I would also like to express my thanks and admiration to Bishop Edward Kmiec for his years of wise and caring leadership of the Church in Western New York. He has been a good friend, whose insights and advice I have come to rely upon during the past 3 years that I have been Archbishop of New York. I hope we can count on his wise counsel for many years to come.”