Fr. Edward William Smith

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Glenmary Home Missioners on its list 10/11/19. Worked in Bogota, Colombia; NC; OH; VA; GA. Died in 1975. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19. The Charlotte diocese noted that it received a report in 12/14 that Smith abused a boy in the 1960s on Boy Scout camping trips. Also, it said the Glenmarys told them in late 2019 that it had received an allegation in 1993 of abuse in the 1960s at Buck Creek, which had a summer youth camp, and an allegation in 2001 of abuse in 1963 in Boone, NC, when Smith was pastor of St. Elizabeth parish. On the Raleigh diocese’s list updated 2/7/20 (erroneously as a CICM priest). Included on the Cincinnati archdiocese’s list in 1/20. Also on Richmond diocese’s list.

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