Fr. William J. Ryan

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 02/6/1967
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Spent much of his career at Indian schools and reservations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, Ryan was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1960-63. Assigned during that time to St. Michael’s Mission in Inchelium, WA. Died 2/6/67.

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