Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Apuron’

Former archbishop in robes, in Rome

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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A former archbishop of Guam has attended a religious function in Rome despite having been stripped of his office. Anthony S. Apuron lost his position in the wake of sexual abuse claims. Apuron left Guam in 2016 after accusations that he sexually assaulted four altar boys when he was a priest. His nephew, Mark Apuron, Read more

Archbishop Byrnes asks: What now for Guam?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

“Members of our Church, our island community, even those who have watched closely from beyond the seas, surely ask ‘now what?’” This was the question posed by Archbishop of Hagåtña (Guam), Michael Byrnes, at a press conference on Tuesday. He was speaking after an Apostolic Tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced that it Read more

Archbishop categorically denies accusation of sexual abuse

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Anthony Apuron, the Archbishop of Agana (Guam), has categorically denied an allegation of sexual abuse that has been made against him. Last Tuesday Roy Quintanilla publicly accused Apuron of molesting him about 40 years ago, when he was a 12-year-old altar boy. This allegation is the latest in a series of complaints about various things Read more

Guam – Neocatechumenal leader receives hostile reception

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The leader of the Neocatechumenal Way in the USA, Guiseppe Gennarini, was confronted by protesters when he arrived in Guam last Thursday. The protesters were from the Concerned Catholics of Guam (CCOG) and the Laity Forward Movement (LFM). This is the latest episode in a long running conflict which has divided Catholics in Guam. It Read more

Catholic Church in Guam still divided

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Over the past few months, many of the Guam’s Catholics have been divided by a line in which one side supports the Neocatechumenal Way (NCW) movement and those who want to keep the old traditions of the local Catholic church. On Wednesday a prayer vigil took place in Hagåtña. Gregory D. Perez, president of the Read more

Archbishop Apuron says allegation a horrible calumny

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, archbishop of Agana, Guam, has issued a press statement saying he intends to file a lawsuit for defamation. An allegation has been made by a third party, that about 30 years ago Apuron molested a former high school seminarian. Apuron says that the allegation is “a horrible calumny.” He said because Read more

Apostolic Delegate visits Guam to build bridges

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A controversy has arisen regarding an alleged attempt to transfer ownership of property owed by Archdiocese Hagåtña to an organisation connected to the Neocatechumenal Way. Last week, while on a visit to to Guam, the apostolic delegate archbishop Martin Krebs said he had come help build bridges and help those who want to build bridges. Krebs Read more

Consecrated Life celebrated on Guam

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The Association of Diocesan Clergy of the Archdiocese of Agaña, (Guam), recently held a Mass of Thanksgiving for Consecrated Life at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Toto. Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, was the presider and homilist for the Mass. Concelebrants included Monsigñor Brigido Arroyo and Palé Mike Crisostomo, officers of the clergy association. Read more

A second seminary to open on Guam

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron. has. announced  that second seminary is to be established on Guam. The new seminary will be called the “Saint John Paul II Archdiocesan Seminary” and will be initially hosted on the grounds of the Carmel on the Hill Retreat Center in Malojloj. There are plans on the drawing board to construct Read more