News Releases

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Jan 21, 2020, 12:30 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following interim parish leadership team assignment, effective immediately.
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Jan 8, 2020, 5:00 PM
The following is a statement of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany regarding the announcement that St. Francis Chapel on Wolf Road will be closing.
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Jan 6, 2020, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following administrative assignments.
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Dec 29, 2019, 6:00 PM
Last night’s attack against a Jewish family celebrating Chanukah in their Monsey, N.Y., home — the latest in a string of violent actions targeting innocent people simply because of their Jewish faith — must be universally condemned.
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Dec 11, 2019, 3:45 PM
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will lead a Service of Prayers for Consolation and Hope for survivors of sexual abuse on Wednesday, Dec. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany. The prayer service is open not only to survivors but to all those who want to pray for the healing of victims, their families and the larger community.
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Dec 6, 2019, 7:30 AM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo and bishop of Albany, is scheduled to attend the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) symposium at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center, Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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Dec 4, 2019, 6:05 AM
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo following the resignation of Bishop Richard J. Malone on Dec. 4. The appointment is effective immediately. Bishop Scharfenberger will continue to lead and serve the Diocese of Albany simultaneously.
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Nov 12, 2019, 12:00 PM
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is pleased to announce the following Pastoral Assignment effective November 9, 2019
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Nov 6, 2019, 12:15 PM
The following is a statement by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger following the death of his mother, Elaine Magdal Scharfenberger
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Nov 1, 2019, 5:00 PM
A statement from Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger regarding the death of Father Thomas Connery of the Diocese of Albany.