Member Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Portland, OR
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Posted by: Colleen Crawford
Francis has named Father Peter Smith, 56, vicar general and moderator of the
curia of the Diocese of Portland in Oregon as auxiliary bishop of the
Archdiocese of Portland.
The appointment was publicized in Washington, March 4, by Archbishop
Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
A Society member since 2004, Fr. Smith holds a licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America. He was ordained for the Portland Archdiocese in 2001.
Please join the Canon Law Society in extending warm congratulations to Fr. Smith!