"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
The Vatican is doing its part to train new bishops on sex abuse awareness. The news follows a meeting of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors held earlier this month. For decades the church has been accused of covering up for abusers by moving priests around rather than report them to police.
Now, priests will be taught to listen to survivors with open ears and hearts so healing may begin.
Pope Francis established the Commission in 2013 to serve as an advisory panel to protect children and keep pedophiles out of priesthood. In the last few months, six alleged victims have surfaced here on Guam.
At this time, Guam's apostolic administrator Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai is in Rome. He's anticipated to return to Guam on Monday.