Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Anthony Apuron’

Guam’s Catholic Church to file for bankruptcy Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Guam’s Catholic Church says it is going to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. This chapter allows the debtor to propose a plan of reorganisation to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time. Multitudes of sexual abuse claims against clergy have driven the Church to take this step. Read more

Archbishop Apuron convicted on some charges of abuse Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Vatican has convicted the suspended Anthony Apuron, Archbishop of Agaña (Guam), of some charges made against him of sexually abusing minors. A five-judge apostolic tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced its verdict in Apuron’s canonical case on March 16. The release did not specify which acts the archbishop had been Read more

Guam – A disaster if Apuron were to returned as bishop Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

“I think that it would be a disaster if Archbishop Apuron were to return as the bishop of record,” Archbishop Byrnes said during a news briefing on  July 6. Byrnes said that he learned from the Notary of Canonical Tribunal in the Vatican that “the discovery period of the trial has ended” and the three Read more

Archbishop Byrnes a “gift” to Guam, but still unfinished business Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

After recently meeting Archbishop Michael Byrnes Doris Concepcion believes him to be a “gift” to Guam. But that has not stopped her joining the weekly picket outside the cathedral in Hagåtña  which is calling for the defrocking of the former Archbishop Anthony Apuron. Concepcion is the mother of a now deceased former altar boy who was allegedly Read more

Guam archbishop’s first sex abuse accuser testifies before Vatican tribunal Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke and the Vatican tribunal is wrapping up the discovery phase and is entering another phase in the groundbreaking canonical trial of Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron. John Toves, the first to publicly accuse Apuron in 2014 of sexual abuse of a minor, testified before the Vatican tribunal at the Read more

Internal receivership – Cathedral in Guam in US$1.9m debt Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, in Hagåtña, Guam, incurred $1.9 million in new debt during the past two and a half years, and it is having difficulty paying it back. The cathedral has been placed in an internal receivership, which has taken over its financial management and operations to help pay off its Read more

Cardinal Burke says Guam abuse probe completed within months Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Cardinal Raymond Burke says he’s aiming to wrap up the sex abuse investigation involving Guam’s suspended archbishop by the “summer”. (ie. in the northern hemisphere) He is presiding over the church tribunal hearing the case against Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who faces multiple allegations of sex abuse of altar boys in the 1970s. Apuron has denied the Read more

Guam – Investigators will soon arrive as part of canonical trial process Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The Catholic Church on Guam says a group of investigators will soon arrive as part of the canonical trial of the island’s archbishop. The Archbishop, Anthony Apuron, is facing a Vatican trial after several former altar boys accused him of sexual assault in the 1970s, when he was a parish priest. Continue reading Related Posts:Canonical Read more

Hon says Archbishop Apuron failed to act on recommendation given in 2015 Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai said Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron had more than a year, from early 2015, to prove to the Vatican he could improve his weak pastoral governance and unify the Catholic Church on Guam. But he failed to heed the calls, and the subsequent public allegations that Apuron sexually abused Agat altar Read more

Canonical trial of Archbishop Apuron underway Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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The canonical trial of Archbishop Anthony Apuron started. “It’s been initiated, I know that much. The argument has been exchanged and now it’s kind of like in the second phase of investigation, examination,” said Archbishop Michael Byrnes, the newly appointed coadjutor bishop of Hagåtña (Guam) at a press conference on Monday afternoon. Byrnes, who arrived Read more