Diocesan Statement re George Smith

Today, George Smith was sentenced for crimes of sexual misconduct from his time of ministry as a priest in the former Diocese of St. George's.

We feel intensely for the pain of the victims, their families and all those who have been affected by these crimes and we rely fully on the justice of our Canadian legal system in prosecuting such criminial behaviour.

Now that the criminal trial is completed, the church will proceed with the appropriate canonical penal process.

Let us all join together in praying for God's healing grace for the victims, their families and all those who have been wounded by these crimes.