Vatican official named Guam administrator following abuse allegations against archbishop
June 06, 2016
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon, the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam, responding to a series of abuse allegations against Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron.
Archbishop Apuron, 70, has led the archdiocese since 1986. While Archbishop Apuron remains archbishop of Agaña, Archbishop Hon, as apostolic administrator, has been given temporary authority to govern the archdiocese.
The archdiocese has vigorously denied the allegations against Archbishop Apuron.
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- Rinunce e nomine (Holy See Press Office)
- Archdiocese working with law firm, investigator to examine Apuron accusations (Pacific Daily News)
- Church says there's a plot to topple the archbishop (KUAM News)
- Abuse survivors group says Guam a "way station for problematic priests" (Radio New Zealand)
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