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WATCH: Bishop Malone Says Pope Francis ‘Understands the Difficulties’ in the Buffalo Diocese

Bishop Malone hits all of Pope Francis’ key talking points in his debrief of his visit to Rome

Bishop Richard Malone, who returned to Buffalo Sunday night after a week-long visit to Rome, said Pope Francis, whom he met with last Friday, is well aware of the situation in his diocese as it continues to grapple with the fallout from decades of clergy sexual abuse.

In a video message released Monday, Malone said after privately speaking with the Pope, it was clear Francis “understands the difficulties and distress we, here in Buffalo, and I, personally, have been experiencing.”

“He was very understanding and kind.”

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