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Guam archbishop appeals Vatican guilty verdict on abuse charges

June 15, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: As expected, Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam has appealed the decision of a Vatican tribunal that found him guilty of sex-abuse charges. Archbishop Michael Byrnes, who was appointed by the Vatican as a coadjutor to lead the Guam archdiocese after Archbishop Apuron was recalled to Rome, remarked that the long canonical process is having a “very detrimental” impact on the local Church. “We need final closure,” he said.

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