Catholic World News

Vatican delegate names new leaders for troubled Guam archdiocese

June 30, 2016

Continuing a leadership shake-up in the troubled Archdiocese of Agana, Guam, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai has named a new delegate-- the equivalent of a vicar general-- and chancellor.

Archbishop Hon Tai Fai was appointed as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese while sex-abuse charges against Archbishop Anthony Apuron are investigated. Archbishop Apuron stepped down after four young men charged that he had molested them.

Father Jeffrey San Nicolas was named delegate to the apostolic administrator; Father Jose Abad was named chancellor. They replace clerics who had served under Archbishop Apuron.

The Agana archdiocese announced that the changes were made as part of a "collegial effort" to stabilize the archdiocese, after the Vatican delegate conducted a series of meeting with the presbyteral council.



For all current news, visit our News home page.

Further information:
Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.