Former priest and abuse victim to address public regarding allegations of priest abuse and cover-up

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Allegations of priest abuse and a cover-up in the Diocese of Buffalo is underway this hour and those hearings involve former Erie Bishop Donald Trautman.

James Faluszczak is an abuse survivor, a former priest, and whistleblower who appeared before the 40th Pennsylvania Grand Jury in August 2018.

He, along with Paul Barr—who has represented injured victims on the Niagara frontier and is himself an abuse survivor—will address two new court filings to the public today.

They will detail allegations of a cover-up by now retired Bishop Donald Trautman, formally the auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo, who allegedly maintained the cover-up from the Diocese of Erie.

Faluszczak reportedly will also, for the first time, identify alleged abuser and active Buffalo Priest Fr. Richard Reina.

We will have more on the story as it develops.

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