A statement by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany regarding new allegations against Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard:
“The allegations contained in this lawsuit are deeply troubling and will be investigated without fear or favor. It is important to remember that Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard enjoys the presumption of innocence until and unless proven otherwise. The Diocese of Albany will keep its focus on survivors and on trying to get to the truth of the matter in each and every case that is filed.
“In this particular case, Bishop Scharfenberger is in the process of informing Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who serves as Metropolitan for our province, as well as the papal nuncio regarding the allegations as they relate to Bishop Hubbard, in keeping with the requirements set forward by Pope Francis in the document known as Vos Estis.”