I happened to attend the Governor's Funeral on January 12th in Saipan. it was a very uncomfortable mass. I can't speak to whether the Archbishop was invited to preside or not, but the mass was spoken in Chamorro. Granted, I myself speak Chamorro and was able to participate in the mass, but I was very aware that maybe half of the Cathedral did not speak Chamorro. We had a sizeable contingent of military and political dignitaries (from several Pacific island nations), and I can only imagine the difficulty of trying to show respect by participating in the Governor's funeral when you can't follow along during mass. Apuron sped through his parts of the mass so fast I actually thought for a moment that he WASN'T speaking Chamorro. All in all - the memorial mass for a great stateman and leader of the CNMI was dampered by the Archbishop's presence. Simple as that.