September 23, 2016 Announcement from the Archdiocese of Agana

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Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, SDB, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Agana

The Archdiocese of Agana thanks Governor Eddie Calvo, our legislators and all people for their part in Bill 326-33, regarding the lifting of the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse.

We acknowledge the agony suffered by victims of child sexual abuse by clergy and the responsibility the Archdiocese has to bear. The Archdiocese is developing a dedicated fund as one way to help persons who have been gravely hurt in this way by clergy.

Once again, we apologize to and ask forgiveness from all victims of sexual abuse in our Archdiocese. We pledge to strengthen our response and care of victims and are working to ensure that all people, especially the most vulnerable, our children, are served in a welcoming, safe environment in our Church.

/s/Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, SDB
Apostolic Administrator
Archdiocese of Agana