Archbishop Hon Rescinds Decree that Threatens CCOG


Archbishop Hon’s decree also rescinds another decree. However, details of that decree are not being released to the public.

Guam – Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon made perhaps his first big move since taking over the helm at the Archdiocese of Agana.


He rescinded a general decree that threatened catholics with harsh consequences if they associated with the group Concerned Catholics of Guam.

Archbishop Hon rescinded the decree, which is numbered 2016-028, a day after CCOG wrote to Pope Francis with demands for the decree to be rescinded and for an apology from the author of the decree, Archbishop Anthony Apuron.

Archbishop Apuron, who’s administrative authority was removed earlier this month by Pope Francis, has not issued an apology.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Hon also rescinded another decree, namely, decree number 2016-022. That decree was never made public and in a statement to the media, Archbishop Hon’s assistant, Father Ted Novak said the second decree pertains to a private matter and details of the decree will not be released to the public.