Archdiocese continues to pray for church abuse victims

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The Archdiocese of Agana issued a statement yesterday afternoon regarding the recent sex abuse allegations.

Guam – In the release, Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes said that, while emotions pale in comparison to the pain suffered by the victims, the Archdiocese expresses its deep sadness and continues to pray for those who have experienced sexual abuse by clergy or staff, and who continue to suffer because of it.

Archbishop Byrnes adds, “our Archdiocese’s commitment to strengthen our vigilance in this area and ensure that all our children and adults grow in their faith protected in a fully loving, nurturing and safe environment.” The statement also encourages victims to seek professional counseling, which is offered by the Hope and Healing initiative.

You can read the full statement by clicking on the attachment below.

ArchbishopStatement_june_1_2017.pdf