New Guam archbishop after predecessor’s sex abuse verdict

America 04/06/19, 06:48

Pope Francis has formally named Monsignor Michael Byrnes as Guam's archbishop following the definitive sex abuse verdict against his predecessor. Byrnes in 2016 had been named coadjutor bishop for the U.S. Pacific island territory, giving him the right of succession after Archbishop Anthony Apuron was removed pending the investigation into claims ...

Vatican upholds sex abuse conviction against Guam archbishop

Europe 04/04/19, 08:16

The Vatican has upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted archbishop for sexually abusing minors and has added a further penalty on appeal that effectively prevents him from presenting himself as a bishop. The Vatican announced the definitive decision against Archbishop Anthony Apuron Thursday. In doing so, it revealed for the first ...

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