This is a photograph of Frs. James E. Walsh and Dietz as they arrive in Wuzhou. " With Fr. Heraud, M.E.P. and American river gunboat sailors from the U.S.S. Papanga, in front of the old French chapel." 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 20.3 x 15.7 cm.
impa-m5775 [Legacy record ID] IMP-MKL-China-016-01-0002 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m5775 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-MKL-China-016-01-0002.jpg
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America Clergy Travel Group portraits