Alleged Victims of Apuron React to Archbishop Hons Retraction of Statements

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“I think that was a step in the right direction on behalf of the Archbishop I think that’s one step that I’ve seen so far that’s a positive still though overall I think his statement was kind of just general you know there really wasn’t a lot of substance in there he was willing to talk to us but it took I feel it took a law suit for the Archdiocese to step up and start doing something,” said Roy Quintanilla

Guam – The alleged victims of Archbishop Anthony Apuron are happy that Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon retracted the statements made by Archbishop Apuron after the alleged victims came forward.

 

“I think that was a step in the right direction on behalf of the Archbishop I think that’s one step that I’ve seen so far that’s a positive still though overall I think his statement was kind of just general you know there really wasn’t a lot of substance in there he was willing to talk to us but it took I feel it took a law suit for the Archdiocese to step up and start doing something,” said alleged victim Roy Quintanilla

 

Quintanilla, Walter Denton and Roland Sondia all say that Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon’s retraction of statements made by Archbishop Anthony Apuron after the three alleged that he sexually assaulted them was a step in the right direction.

 

However they do still have some concerns and weren’t completely satisfied with all of Hon’s statements. “I feel that he’s kind of trying to back pedal to what has taken place whereas he had the opportunity to actually step up to the plate when he first heard about the allegations or when the allegations were actually made,” said Denton.

 

Roland Sondia is also concerned about how long it took Archbishop Hon to retract these statements. “He was here several weeks ago and he hasn’t been transparent since. The Church is divided as far as I know and in the eyes of the Catholic faithful here and we want unity we want to stop the division we want the Catholic Church to be one again we need to be whole.

  

Sondia also says they were hoping to get an update on the status of Archbishop Apuron and whether or not he will return as the Archbishop of the Guam Catholic Church.