Fr. Richard Joseph Welch

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/2/21. Allegedly sexually abused a minor 1948-52, while assigned to Notre Dame in Pittsfield. Transferred to the Diocese of Columbus OH in 1953, where he died 12/31/69.


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