Fr. William Tanguay – Diocese of Charlotte

Fr. William Tanguay

Diocese of Charlotte 

William Tanguay Diocese of Charlotte Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1969

Removed: 2002

Assigned as Follows:

  • Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston, 1969
  • Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, North Providence, 1969-1974
  • St. Michael Church, Providence, 1974-1983
  • Pastoral care of Hmong Refugees, Minneapolis, MN, 1983-1984
  • St. Michael Church, Providence, 1984- 1995
  • Hmong Ministry, Diocese of Charlotte, NC 1995-2002

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. William Tanguay:

Fr. William Tanguay was ordained a priest in 1969, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Charlotte. According to media reports, in June 2019, the Diocese of Providence publicly named him on its list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse, for allegations during his ministry in Rhode Island from 1965 to 1981. Tanguay served in Hmong ministry for seven years in the Diocese of Charlotte, with no documented allegations of abuse. He was removed from ministry in Charlotte in June 2002 by the Providence diocese. It is believed he is living outside the U.S. 

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