Mediation Conference to be held in September


Guam – The Catholic Church has scheduled a conference to finalize the mediation process to be utilized in the sex abuse lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese of Guam.

According to Court documents, 73 of the Church Abuse cases are participating in the mediation. At this time, all parties are working together to determine how each proposed mediation process differs and ultimately decide on which mediation process they will follow.

Attorney Anthony Perez says, “my understanding from the church’s side is they want to meet September 5th to finalize the process. On my end correspondence has been ongoing. We have already submitted our proposal which is based upon Hawaii mediation order.

Meanwhile, it has been made clear that Archbishop Anthony Apuron will not be participating in the mediation process. Archbishop Anthony Apuron’s currently has four motions to dismiss in the defamation cases before the District Court of Guam which are set to be heard on August 29.