Pacific News Center
July 23, 2014
SNAP Accuses Archbishop Apuron of "Dangerous" Behavior; Calls Father Wadeson's Parting Remarks "Self-Aggrandizing"
Guam - SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has issued another statement accusing Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron of harboring a twice accused predator priest on island until SNAP revealed the accusations against Father John Wadeson in a release last weekend. Father Wadeson is named in Los Angeles Archdiocese records, and in LA news reports, as having been accused on 2 occasions of being a predator priest. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has barred Father Wadeson from ministry in LA.
The accusations date back to the early 90's, they were never brought to trial.
Father Wadeson was incardinated on Guam by the Archbishop Apuron in 2000. Archbishop Apruon removed Father Wadeson from "active and public ministry" on Guam this past Tuesday, 4 days after SNAP issued a release calling attention to the decades old accusations against Father Wadeson.
However, local catholic observer, Tim Rohr, was the first to bring the issue to light on his blog last Wednesday. And last Friday, Father Adrian Cristobal told PNC News that the Archdiocese was aware of the accusations against Father Wadeson in California. But the allegations were just that: allegations.