SNAP comments on priest's defrocking
Guam - The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests issued a comment on the Archdiocese of Agana coming out about the allegations of abuse involving Catholic priests Raymond Cepeda, Randy Nowak and Andrew Mannetta. Earlier today the Archdiocese of Agana admitted Fr. Cepeda had been laicized.
SNAP Southwest Regional Director Joelle Casteix said, "While it is always a positive step when church officials come clean about abuse, it's also terribly unfortunate and reckless that it took repeated requests by survivors, outside press reports, hidden church documents and media attention to get any transparency about sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Agana."
She added, "This is not about 'agendas', this is about public safety".