Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard has responded to new allegations of sexual abuse against him.

Hubbard is denying that claim in a statement released Monday, specifically refuting the claim that he, "socialized, played cards and participated with other priests in abusing a child at a rectory in Schenectady in the 1970s."

The allegations are coming about a month after Hubbard was accused of sexually abusing a teenager in the 1990s.

The Bishop then announced he would temporarily step aside from priestly ministry. The Diocese of Albany called the new allegations "deeply troubling" but says, “It is important to remember that Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard enjoys the presumption of innocence until and unless proven otherwise."

Hubbard says he has asked his attorney to forward the allegation to the Schenectady County District Attorney’s office for a thorough investigation.