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On February 12, 2019, the United Irish American Association announced they officially asked Bishop Richard Malone to lead the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Buffalo, NY - one of the largest in the country. Bishop Richard Malone has been disgraced over the past year after it was discovered he had been covering up the rampant sexual abuse of children at the hands of over 100 Buffalo priests. Several confidants of his resigned from the Diocese and 60 Minutes even ran a segment on the embattled Bishop. Thousands of Buffalo Catholics, including many of his own priests, have called for his resignation yet he refuses to resign, as well as publicly apologize. He, along with the Diocese, have denied settlements to dozens of victims brave enough to come forward and offered small ones to some that don't even begin to cover the decades of counseling bills that have added up. He has actively allowed priests to remain in ministry after multiple allegations have surfaced against them, even allowing Fr. Riter back into a church after a father had caught him molesting his son. Bishop Malone's actions have proven he cares more about his title and authority than he does for the hundreds and hundreds of children who were raped and molested by his priests. He is the exact opposite of everything a true Bishop should stand for and he has no right marching in a parade, let alone leading a church.