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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger addresses the media, Friday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y., The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that's been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and resignation of its bishop. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Feb. 28, 2020 3:17 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that's been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and the resignation of its bishop. With its...