American Bishop Accused of Covering Up Sex Abuse Resigns

Bishop Richard J. Malone, who is accused of covering up dozens of sexual abuse cases of minors by priests, finally resigned on Wednesday. The 73-year old Malone had been under pressure to resign from his diocese in Buffalo, New York for years. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis appointed Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to run the diocese of Buffalo in an acting capacity until a new bishop is eventually chosen.