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SNAP holding sessions on Guam this week

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The nation's largest and oldest support group for men and women sexually abused in religious organizations, The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) will be on Guam this week. Southwest Regional Administrator Joelle Casteix will be arriving late tonight.

Casteix said she has received phone calls from people alleging they were victims of sexual abuse on island by local clergy. Archbishop Anthony Apuron however said he had not received any such complaints.

On Wednesday SNAP will hold a confidential support group meeting where non-offending victims of child sexual abuse can come together and find support and healing. The meeting is from 7:30-9:30pm at the Guam Hilton Resorts & Spa on Tumon Bay. Likewise, SNAP will hold confidential drop-in hours where concerned victims and community members can confidentially meet and ask questions, and discuss issues with Casteix. That meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 3:00 to 4:20pm in the board conference room at the Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library in Hagatna.  

Meanwhile, the visit comes on the heels of what happened over the weekend where Pope Benedict 16th apologized and admonished Irish bishops for their handling of a half-century of sexual abuse of minors by clergy in Ireland. He said Irish bishops made grave errors of judgment about the abuse. But he didn't blame the Vatican policies that kept the

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