Buffalo

Bishop to sell his residence to pay for abuse settlements

Bishop to sell his residence to pay for abuse settlementsthe bishop of Buffalo, New York State, has announced that he will sell his $1.9 million (£1.3 million) residence to help pay for compensation for abuse victims.

Bishop Richard Malone said the decision was made because of “the need to have strong resources”. Dozens of priests have been accused of abuse in the diocese. “We do have some good resources for that already, but we know we’ll need more so we decided to put the residence on the market,” the bishop said.

The residence, built in 1900, has nine bedrooms and six bathrooms. Located on a particularly sought-after street, it

was once the city’s most valuable home.

Guadalajara

Bishop to sell his residence to pay for abuse settlements

A priest was murdered in his parish office in Guadalajara, Mexico, last week, reportedly while hearing Confessions. Fr Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was the second priest to be killed in Mexico in just three days. Another priest, Fr Ruben Alcantara Diaz, was attacked prior to Mass in Cuautitlan Izcalli, a suburb of Mexico City.

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