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Guam--Fourth victim comes forward to say Archbishop Apuron molested him, Victims respond

For immediate release, June 15, 2016

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, CA, Western Regional Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ( (jcasteix@gmail.com949-322-7434 cell)

How many more brave victims need to come forward before Pope Francis and Archbishop Hon reach out to the survivors and Catholics of Guam and take decisive action with Archbishop Apuron?


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RI--Five “under the radar” who abused elsewhere but spent time in RI

FACT SHEET: Five “under the radar” who abused elsewhere but spent time in RI

--Fr. Joseph Rocha OP, ordained: 1966

He appears on the most recent list of "new" priests added to Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian's website. Rocha worked quite a few years in the Providence diocese and even held a diocesan post (on the diocesan tribunal). There's been no publicity about him since 2001 when a small article mentioned he had been arrested, but it didn't mention that he was a priest.

He worked in Providence and Warwick. His assignment history:

His status as an accused cleric was first made public by Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian in March 2016:

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