Fr. Joe Ryan
Rev, Fr. Joe Ryan is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, UK. He is on his 45th year of priestly ministry in six parishes within the Westminster Diocese. For the past ten years he has been Chair of the Westminster Justice and Peace Commission. The role of the Commission is to be the Prophetic voice of the Catholic Church inspired by the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and expounding the Catholic Social Teaching.
He has been on many visits to Turkey as an international observer including the trials of Kurdish prisoners in Diyarbakir and an Observer Mission at Turkish elections. He also visited a number of other countries with fact-finding teams eg. Philippines, El Salvador, Pakistan, Ghana and Nigeria. The Commission has organised many study days on Migrants, Asylum Seekers, Homelessness, Ecology and Climate Change.