Fr. James W. Pommier

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bismarck ND

Personnel file showed numerous allegations in 1960s and 1970s. He left the Bismarck diocese in 1977 without permission of bishop. Began working in Seattle until 1985 when his faculties were removed by archbishop. Bismarck bishop also removed his faculties in 1990. May have later worked in MT. Diocese announced in 3/08 that Vatican had laicized Pommier for “ecclesiastical crimes against youth.” Lived in WA until his death 1/28/12. At least four settlements. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16. On Bismarck diocese’s list of those with substantiated allegations 1/2/20.


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