Guam Archbishop Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minors

Vatican's doctrinal Congregation upholds the conviction of Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron. Charges are homsoexual abuse of minors (Today's statement):

"As was announced on 16 March 2018, the Apostolic Tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith concluded a First Instance canonical penal trial in the case of the Most Reverend Anthony Sablan Apuron, O.F.M.Cap. (Agaña, Guam). As was noted at the time, an appeal was possible and was in fact lodged. That appeal has been concluded. On 7 February 2019, the Tribunal of Second Instance upheld the sentence of First Instance finding the Archbishop guilty of delicts against the Sixth Commandment with minors. The penalties imposed are as follows: the privation of office; the perpetual prohibition from dwelling, even temporarily, in the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Agaña; and the perpetual prohibition from using the insignia attached to the rank of Bishop. This decision represents the definitive conclusion in this case. No further appeals are possible."
Apuron released a statement protesting the Francis' decision . He says “the pontifical secret prevents me from litigating my good name in public”
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