Fr. Gabriel Smith

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Retired from active ministry 12/31/18. Allegation noted to have occurred eight years prior to ordination and “did not involve touching the minor.” Returned to ministry in 3/04 after the Vatican determined that he was not a risk to minors.

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