Fr. John F. Ferry

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Died 4/11/88. A man accused Ferry, then an editor of the diocesan newspaper, of drugging and abusing him in the late 1960s when accuser was a high school student working at the paper. The man wrote to the diocese at some point; his letter, along with complaints from more than 35 other alleged clergy abuse victims, were forwarded to police. Information was not released to public until 11/13, after an NBC 10 investigation. Accuser had correspondence from the diocese. On diocese’s list 7/1/19.

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