Archdiocese of Agana Continues Bankruptcy proceedings

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The archdiocese will celebrate the Masses in place of the local March for Life rally. (PNC file photo)

In the days coming up, The Archdiocese of Agaña will return to the District Court of Guam for the bankruptcy proceedings.

It has been nearly four years since the archdiocese filed bankruptcy in District Court.

The bankruptcy is in relation to numerous allegations of child sexual abuse and lawsuits filed against the archdiocese.

In 2021, Guam’s District Court issued a decision in the Catholic Church bankruptcy case.

Ruling that Catholic schools and parishes are not separate entities but are part of the Archdiocese of Hagatna adding on to their debt.

The archdiocese had a final pretrial conference earlier this morning while the confirmation proceedings are scheduled to take place next Monday, Oct. 3rd, till Friday, Oct. 7th.

The confirmation hearing will be held during that period and the approval of the Fifth Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization could finally be realized.

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Althea Engman or as she is referred to as Thea joined the PNC team in August of 2021 as their youngest reporter and after a few months she was given the opportunity to be their weather girl. She currently attends the University of Guam while working at Sorenson. Her hobbies include dancing, creating content for social media, as well modeling on the side, she also is a big dog lover. Before working for PNC, she didn’t think about pursuing a career in journalism or a related field but it has helped her figure out a better career path. She covers a wide variety of news beats with a focus on legislation and lifestyle.