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Abuse trail concluding, Vatican finds Archbishop of Agaña, Guam guilty


The canonical trial by the congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for Anthony Sablan Apuron, Archbishop of Agaña, Guam, is now concluded.

He faced lawsuits filed in the Superior Court and District Court of Guam for allegedly raping and sexually abusing altar boys in the 1970s.

According to a Vatican press release, the verdict finds “the accused guilty of certain of the accusations and imposing upon the accused the penalties of privation of office and prohibition of residence in the Archdiocese of Guam.”

While the sentence has the possibility to be appealed, if it is not, it will become “final and effective.”