Fr. William G. Ward – Diocese of Buffalo

Father William G. Ward

Diocese of Buffalo

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Ordained: 1950

Retired: 1998

Died: 2008

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1951 St. Leo’s (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • 1952 St. Joseph’s (Albion, NY)
  • 1953-1955 St. Stephen (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1956-1962 Basilica of Our Lady of Victory (Lackawanna, NY)
  • 1963-1966 Working Boys Home of the Sacred Heart (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1967 Our Lady of Loreto (Falconer, NY)
  • 1968-1970 Prince of Peace (Niagara Falls, NY)
  • 1971-1978 St. Charles (Niagara Falls, NY) 
  • 1979 Bishop Burke Manor (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1980-1997 Our Lady of Fatima (Elba, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father William G. Ward:

On March 20th, 2018 The Diocese of Buffalo released a list of priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse. It only included deceased priests if there was more than one substantiated claim of abuse against them. One name that was added for the first time was Father William G. Ward. He is believed to have retired in 1998, and lived in Clarence and Buffalo until his death in 2008. As of August 2019, William G. Ward has been one of many priests added to a lawsuit under the New York Child Victims Act. The approximate number of victims is unknown. 

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