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SNAP regional director arriving tomorrow

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Southwest Regional Director of the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and victim Joelle Casteix is coming to Guam this week in hopes to draw attention to and foster an open dialogue about the issue of child sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Agana. Casteix is calling for Archbishop Anthony Apuron to fully disclose priests or clergy who have sexually abused children. 

The archbishop, however, has said no clergy has been convicted or accused of such crimes.  Casteix will hold at least one confidential support group meeting on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. The venue hasn't been determined. She also plans on holding confidential drop-in hours for survivors and supporters, as well as scheduling media events posting information about SNAP in churches and community centers.

Casteix arrives tomorrow.

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