Paedophile priest Vincent Gerard Ryan has priestly faculties removed

ABC Newcastle

August 10, 2020

By Giselle Wakatama

Key points:

– The 82-year-old can no longer dress in clerical garb or identify himself as a priest

– Victim advocates say it does not go far enough, arguing instead that Ryan should be defrocked

– In the ABC’s Revelation program, Ryan was seen performing mass in his home

The notorious paedophile priest Vincent Gerard Ryan will no longer be permitted to celebrate the sacraments or dress as a priest, after a decision to remove his priestly faculties.

Ryan had previously spent 14 years in prison for abusing more than 30 boys.

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