Fr. Harry J. Byrne

Ordained: 1945
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Archdiocesan chancellor 1968-70, canon lawyer, longtime parish pastor. Known for activism around affordable housing and outspokenness regarding church and other issues. Living at St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Bronx when arrested in 10/17, at age 96, on child porn possession charges. Per the D.A., there were “dozens of photographs on his computer of girls 8 to 14 years old performing sex acts with men or posing naked.”


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