This is a photograph of Frs. Dietz [center holding hat] and a group of other priests visiting with victims of Leprosy. The priest to Fr. Dietz's left is to be consecrated a Bishop in a few weeks from the time of this picture. Born in New York, Fr. Dietz came to Maryknoll in 1915 and was ordained to the priesthood on September 11, 1916. He took his Perpetual Oath to the Society in 1930. He was assigned to Kongmoon in 1920 and in 1930 he became the Society Superior of the mission. He was a delegate to the first General Chapter of the Society in 1929. In 1932 he was named to the Synodal Commission in Peking. In 1937 he became Procurator General in Rome. He was active in teaching until his death.
Photographic prints, 10.7 x 6.4 cm.
impa-m3814 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-005-01-0006 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m3814 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-005-01-0006.jpg
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Clergy Leprosy Group portraits