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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

Archbishop Michael Byrnes, Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana.

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

Apr 5, 2019

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

Archbishop Anthony Apuron greets Pope Francis Feb. 7, 2018.

CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors

Apr 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced Thursday that, following an appeal, the Vatican's court has upheld last... 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