Fr. Raymond W. Smart

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

The archdiocese announced in 1/19 that Smart had been deemed “not suitable for ministry” after an internal investigation into claims that he had sexually abused a minor in the 1980s. Had been on health leave since 1995. Retired in 2002. Had been accused twice previously of inappropriate conduct. The review board said in 2011 accusations of sexual abuse of a minor were unsubstantiated. In 2017 review board said there was evidence he had engaged in misconduct with an adult and restricted his access to church facilities.

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