Archbishop Hon: ‘I Acknowledge the Tremendous Pain of Mr. Leo Tudela’

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Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai says he would like to meet with Leo Tudela, the latest alleged victim to accuse the Church of sexual abuse.

Guam – Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai is responding to the latest sex abuse allegations against the church.

 

In a statement issued today, Archbishop Hon says he is taking the appropriate measures to address the allegations made by Leo Tudela, saying “I assure all catholics and the people of Guam that the archdiocese of Agana takes all accusations of abuse very seriously.”  

Tudela testified at a public hearing on Monday that he was sexually abused on multiple occasions by priests in the 1950s, one of whom, Father Louis Brouillard, has a record of sexual abuse at the Duluth diocese in Minnesota.

Tudela is the fifth person to come forward on Guam. Four others before him all accused Archbishop Anthony Apuron of sexual assault.

Archbishop Hon, the temporary apostolic administrator, says upon learning of Tudela’s accusations, he immediately contacted the church’s sex abuse response coordinator and another clergy member to focus on reaching out to Tudela.

You can read Hon’s statement by clicking on the file below.

 

 

 

Aug_4_Announcement_Fr_Brouillard160803_FIN_PDF.pdf

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