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Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. (public domain)

Catholic archdiocese in Guam stopping monthly payments to former archbishop

Jun 30, 2020

The Archdiocese of Agaña announced Tuesday it will no longer give a monthly honorarium to its emeritus Archbishop Anthony Apuron.  Read more

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. (public domain)

Guam archdiocese faces more than 200 lawsuits amid bankruptcy

Aug 8, 2019

The Archdiocese of Agaña is facing dozens of lawsuits related to clerical sexual abuse, and is encouraging any other alleged... Read more

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

Jun 17, 2019

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

Apr 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. (public domain)

Guam archdiocese files for bankruptcy following sex abuse lawsuits

Jan 16, 2019

The Archdiocese of Agaña has filed for bankruptcy in federal court in the wake of numerous sex abuse allegations. The... Read more

Guam's Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica.

Update: Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop, appeal to follow

Mar 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Guam's Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica

Guam archbishop denies allegations of rape, sexual abuse

Jan 18, 2018

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

Guam archdiocese adopts more stringent child protection policies

Oct 26, 2017

The Archdiocese of Agaña last week adopted a new policy on child protection, following a child sex abuse scandal which... Read more

Archbishop Michael Byrnes, Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana.

Guam bishop aims to resolve 'distress' regarding Neocatechumenal Way

Mar 18, 2017

The practices of the Neocatechumenal Way in Guam have drawn attention from the island's coadjutor archbishop, who has said its... Read more

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

New bishop to lead beleaguered Guam archdiocese

Oct 31, 2016

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