Fr. Brian Gallagher

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 11/5/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

From Ireland. Missionary in Japan, briefly back to Ireland, then sent to the U.S., reportedly due to abuse allegations in Japan. Died in 2014. Accused in two lawsuits, one filed in 2017 and one in 8/18, of the sexual abuse of two brothers when they were children, 1973-76. Gallagher was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. Mark’s in Dorchester MA, where the boys’ mother worked. Settlement of one lawsuit in 11/21 in the high five figures. The suit also named Rev. John K. Connell. Included in 2/22 on the Columbans U.S. Province list of credibly accused. Two allegations noted, of abuse 1973-80.

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