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In Guam, Vatican delegate rejects former archbishop's policies on abuse

July 27, 2016

A Vatican official has announced that statements on clerical abuse issued by former Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam, are not accurate indications of Church policy.

Archbishop Apuron, who is the target of several sex-abuse complaints, had charged that the people registering those complaints were engaged in malicious attacks on the Church. 

Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon, who was named by the Vatican in June to be apostolic administrator of the Agana archdiocese, repudiated those statements. He said that the archdiocese would "always assume and believe that the intent of those who make allegations of sexual abuse is to bring to light serious claims of abuse."


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