The Diocese of Buffalo welcomes the determination of the Erie County District Attorney that there is no basis for pursuing criminal charges related to the allegations that have been leveled against Father Peter Karalus.
The investigative process of the Diocese, however, continues in accordance with Canon Law of the Church and the protocols established for such matters. It is our hope to come to a final determination of this allegation fairly and impartially, and at the earliest opportunity.
In the meantime, Fr. Karalus continues on administrative leave pending the recommendation of the Independent Review Board.