Father Edward Gallagher – Diocese of Scranton

Father Edward F. Gallagher – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Edward Gallagher

Ordained: 1946

Retired 1992

Died: 2001

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1947        St. Ignatius (Kingston, PA)
  • 1947-1949        St. Ann (Tobyhanna, PA)
  • 1949-1950        St. Anthony of Padua (Dunmore, PA)
  • 1950-1955        Holy Name (Swoyersville, PA)
  • 1955-1967        St. Peter’s Cathedral (Scranton, PA)
  • 1967-1979        St. Joachim (Meshoppen, PA)
  • 1979-1982        St. Ann (Freeland, PA)
  • 1982-1992        St. Patrick (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • 1992            Named Pastor Emeritus, St. Patrick (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Edward Gallagher:

Father Edward Gallagher was not identified or discussed in the 2018 grand jury report but his name did appear on the August 2018 list of credibly accused priests published by the Diocese of Scranton.  Unfortunately, no information was provided as to the gender/age of the victim(s) nor the date(s) the abuse is alleged to have occurred.  However, it does mean that the allegation(s) was found to be credible by the Diocese of Scranton’s internal Review Board.

Gallagher died in 2001.  At the time, he remained a priest in good standing, albeit a retired one.

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