Tag: William J. Lynch

Fr William J. Lynch – Diocese of Syracuse

Father William J. Lynch

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1934

Died: 1994

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Leo (Tully, NY)
  • Most Holy Rosary (Syracuse, NY) 
  • St. Stephen’s (Phoenix, AZ)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father William J. Lynch:

Father William J. Lynch’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

He is among 20 priests who were dead at the time an allegation of abuse was reported and faced no claims while alive. It was noted that Father Lynch had one claim made against him.

Father Lynch died in 1994 at age 88.

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