“Deed Restriction Was Done to Protect Archdiocese from Potential Lawsuits”


Professor Giuseppe Gennarini, however, emphasizes that the declaration of deed restriction does not give the property away.

Guam – Giuseppe Gennarini disclosed on K57 with host Patti Arroyo this morning that the declaration of deed restriction signed in 2011 was done in order to protect the Redemptoris Mater Seminary from any potential lawsuit.


Gennarini is considered a key leader in the Neocatechumenal Way and is on Guam to teach courses at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. He has received a lot of animosity from some local catholics, many of whom are frustrated with the alleged conveyance of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary, a multimillion dollar property, to the Neocatechumenal Way.

But Gennarini has vehemently denied these allegations, pointing out that the declaration of deed restriction does not give away control from the Archbishop.

Gennarini denied any involvement in drafting of the papers and told Patti that the deed restriction was created at the suggestion of former Archdiocese of Agana legal counsel, Attorney Ed Terlaje.

“He was asking the seminary and the archbishop that in order to protect the estate of the diocese in case there is lawsuit … this was five, seven years ago, six or seven years ago. In order to protect the estate, it was better to do what they do in many diocese of America, which is somehow to assign the property to the different corporation of the diocese,” explained Gennarini.

Attorney Terlaje, however, tells PNC that he had objected to the transfer of the RMS property and he says he had already conveyed this message in a letter he wrote to the archdiocesan finance council.