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Vatican administrator acknowledges new abuse charges against archbishop in Guam

June 15, 2016

A Vatican-appointed apostolic administrator in Guam has acknowledged new charges of sexual abuse by Archbishop Anthony Apuron.

Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon, who has taken temporary control of the Agana archdiocese while the charges against Archbishop Apuron are investigated, announced that he was "taking into serious consideration" the complaints lodged by Roland Sondia yesterday. Sondia joined three other men who have made similar charges in the past several weeks. 

In his first public statement on the case, Archbishop Hon said that he would investigate the claims thoroughly and make a report to the Vatican, "which has final authority in cases related to bishops."


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