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Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has asked the independent Diocesan Review Board to offer advisement on the following clergy, each of whom has an allegation of child sexual abuse filed against him through the Child Victims Act.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has asked parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany to take up a special collection to support those people devastated by the recent earthquake and storm in Haiti.
Father Gregory Weider, a retired priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany who has been serving as Sacramental Minister at Sacred Heart in Margaretville and its mission, St. Anne’s in Andes, has been removed from public ministry by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, effective Aug. 14, due to an allegation of sexual abuse related to a Child Victims Act (CVA) filing.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, along with diocesan clergy, religious, and laity, will perform in the seventh annual Concert for Vocations at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle Street, Albany, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, beginning at 7 p.m.
In light of allegations of sexual abuse that were first reported in a Child Victims Act (CVA) case, Father John “Jack” Varno, a retired priest in the Diocese of Albany who serves as a sacramental minister in several parishes, has voluntarily withdrawn from public ministry while the case moves forward.
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will star in the lead role as Archbishop Thomas Becket in a staged reading of the T.S. Eliot drama “Murder in the Cathedral” on Wednesday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany.