Agaña Archdiocese responds to new Apuron accuser

Archdiocese of Agana (PNC file photo)

Guam – The Agaña Archdiocese has released a statement acknowledging the latest allegation of sexual abuse against Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron.

This week, a new allegation against Anthony Apuron emerged and has since made its way to the Vatican, as per the Archdiocese’s new sexual abuse policy. According to Archdiocese Director of Communications Tony Diaz, this marks the fifth claim of abuse that has been forwarded to the Holy See in Rome.

The statement then reiterates the Vatican’s March 16 ruling from Apuron’s canonical trial:

“The Apostolic Tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, composed of five
judges, has issued its sentence of first instance, finding the accused guilty of certain of the
accusations and imposing upon the accused the penalties of privation of office and prohibition of residence in the Archdiocese of Guam.”

Apuron has since appealed that ruling, suspending all imposed penalties until the final resolution.