The Apostolic Administrator explained that he was appointed by the pope to take administrative control of the Guam Archdiocese or the pastoral governance of the Guam church.
Guam – The new Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon addressed Guam Catholics today at the St. Anthony church in Tamuning.
The Apostolic Administrator explained that he was appointed by the pope to take administrative control of the Guam Archdiocese or the pastoral governance of the Guam church. He will remain in that position until the pope decides otherwise. However he made it clear that the archbishop still retains his title. “But when the Holy Father together with of course with that particular archdiocesan bishop they decide that you have certain reasons that for the moment you are no longer available or fit for that particular function so please take some time and you are relieved of pastoral responsibility and all the administrative authority over this particular church,” said Archbishop Tai Fai Hon adding, “Archbishop Apuron is still bearing this title the Archbishop of the Diocese of Agana but from my appointment on, he will not take up any decision about the diocese and he himself should cooperate in total serene and free fulfillment of the Apostolic Administrator’s mandate and in fact I do have this mandate and the instruction to guide the diocese.”
Archbishop Tai Fai Hon said his primary concern is to work with the entire Catholic community on Guam to restore unity harmony and stability.