ADRIAN CRISTOBAL: "...in his official capacity as the former Archdiocesan Financial Officer, Mr. Martinez, unbeknownst to the Archbishop, failed for six consecutive years to submit the required annual financial reports to the proper authorities at the Vatican."
TIM ROHR: It is the the responsibility of the diocesan finance officer to submit financial reports directly to the Ordinary (the diocesan bishop), NOT the Vatican. The finance officer had no authority to submit such a report to "authorities at the Vatican." He can only submit the report to the bishop who then submits the report to "authorities at the Vatican."
Thus, the Apostolic Delegate wrote Apuron on June 15, 2011:
…since I have been here, I have never received a financial report from the Archdiocese of Agana. Therefore, I request a copy of at least the most recent financial report that was made. If there is none, please have a report prepared for the last fiscal year. - Archbishop Charles D. Balvo, Apostolic Delegate.
Archbishop Balvo was appointed Delegate to our Region in 2005, one year before Steve Martinez was appointed the archdiocesan finance officer. But the really damning evidence that Adrian Cristobal is a LIAR (as if we need another one) is Balvo's letter to Apuron of March 7, 2012 wherein he writes:
With my letter of August 21, 2007, I brought this fact to the attention of the Ordinaries of both the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific (CEPAC). I am attaching a copy of that letter and of the norms to be followed in preparing the financial statement. I noted that, as of that time, I had not received such a statement from the Archdiocese of Agana.
We see here that Apuron had received a personal reminder from the Apostolic Delegate in 2007 regarding the "norms to be followed in preparing the financial statement." Yet, in 2011 and again in 2012, Balvo admonishes Apuron that he has NEVER received a financial statement from him.
The Apostolic Delegate did not write Steve Martinez. The Apostolic Delegate wrote Archbishop Apuron, in 2007, 2011, and 2012, telling him to prepare and submit the required financial report. Apuron did NOT submit the report. In fact Apuron NEVER submitted ANY report.
And why did Apuron NOT do this? It would have been very simple for him to request his finance officer to prepare the report for Apuron to submit (since only he can submit it). But he did not. Why not? Could it be that Apuron did not want the Vatican to see what he was doing with our money and theirs?
The next part of the Apostolic Delegate's letter tells us that it was also "their" money ("subsidies granted") they wanted an accounting of.
Last year, with my letter of June 15, I sent you a copy of the circular letter from the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples regarding certain rules that govern both the subsidies granted by the Pontifical Mission Societies and diocesan finances in general. A copy is attached. Once again, I noted that I had not received a financial statement from the Archdiocese of Agana.
As early as 2007 Apuron received a direct reminder from the Apostolic Delegate to submit a financial report, yet Apuron did not, did not, did not. And now The Adrian wants us to believe that it was Steve Martinez who was "incompetent."
It's a LIE. Adrian knows it's a LIE. Adrian's whole life is a LIE. And now Steve Martinez can sue him too. LOL. Adrian. You are the joke everyone has always known you to be. Thanks for the proof.