Categories: General Date: Dec 5, 2017 Title: Statement from Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador
Today George Smith was sentenced for a crime of sexual assault involving one victim during the years 1978 to 1981 from his time of ministry as a priest in the former Diocese of St. George's.
Any allegation of improper conduct by a priest is an extremely serious matter. The Church feels intensely for the pain of the victims, their families and all those who have been affected by such crimes.
The penalty of Dismissal from the Clerical State was imposed upon Mr. Smith in January of 2014 by His Holiness Pope Francis.