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Vatican delegate shakes up leadership of Guam archdiocese

June 24, 2016

A Vatican-appointed apostolic administrator in Guam has shaken up the administrative leadership of the Archdiocese of Agana.

Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon, who has taken temporary control of the archdiocese while sex-abuse charges against Archbishop Anthony Apuron are investigated, has appointed several committees to supervise the affairs of the archdiocese. He has also appointed a new spokesman, and designated a new priest to handle sex-abuse complaints.

Critics of Archbishop Apuron have charged that he deliberately established policies to thwart serious investigation of sex-abuse complaints. The administrative changes appear designed to assure the people of the Guam archdiocese that new policies will be in place.


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