Judge orders Apuron attorney to appear at next hearing

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A decision in Archbishop Apuron’s canonical trial in Rome has reportedly been made but has not yet been made public.

Guam – Archbishop Anthony Apuron’s legal counsel will have to appear at the next hearing that involves settlement talks, as ordered by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood.

The next hearing has been scheduled for October 25 in which federal Judge Alex Munson will be involved as a potential mediator to settle the scores of sex abuse lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese of Agana.

Of the more than 100 lawsuits filed against the church, four involve the ousted Archbishop Apuron.

His attorney, Jacque Terlaje has moved to dismiss the complaints but it appears that motion may not be granted as US Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan has recommended it be denied.

In addition, a decision in Archbishop Apuron’s canonical trial in Rome has reportedly been made but has not yet been made public.