George Smith has pleaded guilty 35 of 62 sex-related charges against boys.
The Roman Catholic priest was accused of sexually abusing young males allegedly victimized nine boys during a 20-year period of serving western Newfoundland parishes.
Smith, who last resided in Truro, N.S., turned himself into the RCMP in Corner Brook late last year.
He appeared in Corner Brook Supreme Court this morning. Another eight charges still to be dealt with Oct. 1.