1922-1930

Bishop Richard Ryan the second Bishop, occupies barely two of the next eight years of the Geraldton diocese's history 1922-1930. An Irish-born Vincentian priest from Melbourne, he was 42 years of age and a priest for 16 years at the time, with a reputation for parish mission preaching. But he found the outback conditions too much of a challenge before returning to Victoria's Sale diocese.