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Bishop Scharfenberger to attend Movement to Restore Trust symposium Saturday

The new Apostolic Administrator will give the opening remarks.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Movement to Restore Trust, an organization consisting of Western New York Catholics, will be hold a symposium on Saturday to speak with the public about the path forward for area Catholics. 

Newly appointed Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, will give the opening remarks at the event. 

"This will be my first public event in the Diocese of Buffalo, and I want to use it as an opportunity to listen," Scharfenberger said. "I want to hear from abuse victims, the laity, priests, deacons and religious as I begin my ministry in Buffalo."

The group was created to restore trust and confidence in the church in the wake of the sex abuse scandal in the buffalo catholic diocese. Recently, it has called for Bishop Malone to resign over his handling of allegations of priest sex abuse within the diocese. 

The symposium will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 9 a.m. at the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College.

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