Bishop Richard J. Malone will be traveling to Rome from November 11-15 for the United States Bishops Region II "Visita Ad Limina Apostolorum" (Visit to the Threshold of the Apostles), also known as the "ad limina." The "ad limina" is held every five to seven years, between bishops of each province and the Pope. The Region II group, which comprises the dioceses of New York State, will be led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. All 14 U.S. provinces (geographic regions) will visit Rome this year, and into the next, for their "ad limina."
There are three key purposes for the "ad limina":
Bishop Malone has participated in two "ad limina" visits since his Episcopal Ordination; he describes it as "an inspiring and hope-filled experience." Bishop added "As I travel to the tombs of the Holy Apostles, I carry with me the prayers and intentions of all the people of the Diocese of Buffalo. My prayer is for the healing of the diocese, especially for the healing of victim/survivors affected by clergy sexual abuse." Bishop Malone humbly asks for the prayers of the faithful, for himself and his brother bishops, for abundant graces on this most important journey to the Holy See.