Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fr. John Wadeson: San Francisco Archdiocese has been removed from ministry in response to concerns raised by the Community in Guam ..?


Guam - The Archdiocese of San Francisco has announced that it has withdrawn permission for Father John Wadeson to practice his ministry in San Francisco after learning that Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron had removed Father Wadeson from ministry in Guam this past week, Monday, July 21st.

The statement was issued Friday, July 25th, by the San Francisco Archdiocese Victim's Assistance Coordinator, Dr. Renee Duffey. [see the statement below]

Duffey writes that the San Francisco Archdiocese granted permission to Father Wadeson to practice his ministry "based upon assurances of good standing from his home diocese, in this case the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam."

It is not clear from the statement when the San Francisco Archdiocese first granted Father Wadeson permission to practice his minitry. Nor is it clear when the Guam Archdiocese gave the San Francisco Archdiocese those "assurances of good standing" on behalf of Father Wadeson.

The Archdiocese of Guam announced that it had removed Father Wadeson from ministry on Monday "in response to concerns raised by the community." Father Wadeseon left Guam for San Francisco the next day, on Tuesday, July 22ed. ...

READ the statement from the Archdiocese of San Francisco below:

Statement Regarding Fr. John Wadeson:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 25, 2014) As with all priests who hale from other dioceses, Fr. John Wadeson was granted permission to minister within the Archdiocese of San Francisco based upon assurances of good standing from his home diocese, in this case the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam.

On July 22, 2014, the Archdiocese of San Francisco became aware that the Archbishop of Agana, Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, had removed Fr. Wadeson from ministry on July 21, 2014, “in response to concerns in the community.”

Therefore, on July 22, 2014, Archbishop Cordileone informed Archbishop Apuron that in response to this information, Fr. Wadeson would not be allowed to undertake any ministry in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, unless and until his home Archdiocese confirms that he is suitable for ministry.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has informed Fr. Wadeson of that restriction as well, and Fr. Wadeson has willingly agreed to observe it.

We welcome and encourage anyone who may have any information concerning any possible wrongdoing by Fr. Wadeson to contact the Victim’s Assistance Office.

For more information contact:
Dr. Renee Duffey
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Victim's Assistance Coordinator
(415) 614-5506
duffeyr@sfarchdiocese.org

GUAM

Pacific News Center

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:05 Written by Kevin Kerrigan Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:38

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