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Lou Leon Guerrero, governor of Guam, at a White House meeting with governors-elect, Dec. 13, 2018.

Guam's Catholics oppose governor's plan to expand abortion

Catholics in Guam have organized a prayer rally to protest the territorial governor's plan to recruit a doctor willing to... Read more

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Guam governor wants to expand abortion, but local doctors are unwilling

The government of the island of Guam is offering waivers and discounts for contraception through a public health clinic, and... Read more

Archbishop Michael Byrnes, Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana.

After Guam archbishop removed for ‘horrible’ sex abuse, Catholics pledge reform

The sexual abuse of minors is “a deep and sorrowful shame,” Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes has said after Archbishop Anthony... Read more

Pope Francis greets the then-Archbishop of Agana, Anthony Apuron, at the Vatican Feb. 7, 2018.

Former Guam archbishop 'deeply saddened' by conviction, maintains innocence

Emeritus Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agaña said Thursday that despite the failure of his appeal and the confirmation of a... Read more

Guam archbishop: Marijuana proposal should be nipped in the bud

The head of the Catholic Church in Guam has expressed strong opposition to a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana,... Read more

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, the seat of the Archbishop of Agana, Guam. Public Domain.

Amid abuse lawsuits, Guam archdiocese to file for bankruptcy

The Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam has announced that it will file for bankruptcy, following mediation efforts in September regarding clerical... Read more

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, the seat of the Archbishop of Agana, Guam. Public Domain.

Pope Francis personally considering Guam archbishop's appeal

Pope Francis is personally considering the appeal of Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was found guilty of certain unspecified accusations... Read more

Guam's Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica.

Update: Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop, appeal to follow

On Friday the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced the conclusion of a year-long trial against an... Read more

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, the seat of the Archbishop of Agana, Guam. Public Domain.

Slander lawsuit against Guam's suspended archbishop dismissed

A Guam court has dismissed part of a defamation lawsuit against Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, who is facing several... Read more

Guam's Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica

Guam archbishop denies allegations of rape, sexual abuse

An embattled archbishop in Guam has denied an allegation that he raped his nephew nearly 20 years ago, when his... Read more

Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

In the face of North Korea’s threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes... Read more

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In predominantly Catholic Guam, clergy sex abuse lawsuits near 100-mark

Nearly 100 lawsuits have accused Catholic clergy in Guam of sex abuse over a 50 year timespan, alleging assault, manipulation... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at EWTN studio in Rome during the Canonization of Pope St. John Paul II and Pope St. John XXIII.

Cardinal Burke sent to Guam to oversee sex abuse trial

The Vatican has sent Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to act as presiding judge at the trial of Archbishop Anthony... Read more

Bishop Michael Byrnes, who was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Hagatna Oct. 31, 2016.

New bishop to lead beleaguered Guam archdiocese

Pope Francis on Monday appointed Bishop Michael Byrnes as the successor to Guam's archbishop, who has been accused of sexual... Read more

Guam priest admits guilt amid ongoing abuse scandal

A priest in Guam has admitted to abusing around 20 children, a revelation that comes amid an ongoing investigation into... Read more

Guam archdiocese receives administrator after bishop accused of abuse

After sex abuse and other allegations were leveled against Guam's archbishop, Pope Francis on Monday appointed a Vatican official to... Read more