Apuron wants you to think that he voluntarily stepped aside and asked the pope to send an apostolic administrator to Guam to conduct an investigation into the recent sex abuse allegations.
THAT IS A LIE (AGAIN).
The Vatican initiated its investigation into the Archdiocese of Agana and the competence of Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron in January of 2015.
Even then Apuron lied to you, attempting to characterize the visit of Archbishops Hon, Krebs, and Father Ted (sorry, no time for full names), as nothing more than a friendly pastoral visit.
Their presence on Guam in January 2015 was NOT a "pastoral visit" it was an Apostolic Visitation, and the three were here in their capacity as Visitators NOT mere "visitors" as Apuron tried to make us think.
While I am not privy to their findings, from what I can gather, they found a lot more than what they thought they might find, and if there was any doubt that Apuron's diocese was out of control, those doubts must have certainly been confirmed by the absolute ZOO of a diocese this place turned into almost immediately after their departure.
In short, the Apostolic Administrator has NOT been assigned to the Archdiocese of Agana merely because of the recent sex abuse allegations, but because of the mountain of evidence showing that there was something gravely wrong with this archdiocese, even before the abuse allegations.
However, thanks to Edivaldo's horrific bashing of the two victims (one, a mother of a dead child), the pope no doubt, was moved to take emergency measures and speed up the schedule for the assignment of an administrator.
I really do not want to go here because I want to give Archbishop Hon and whoever he chooses to help him the greatest latitude in addressing the horrible problems that plague this diocese. But thanks to Apuron's VIDEO LIE released yesterday and Adrian's stupid decree against the CCOG, there is confusion running amuck and the damage is exponentially mounting - not to mention my phone, email, WhatsApp, text, Messenger, and blog comments, etc., going absolutely nuts.
While Archbishop Hon can certainly oversee a proper investigation of the sex abuse charges, and I hope he does, that is not the main reason he was sent here. He was sent to ADMINISTRATE, not INVESTIGATE. The INVESTIGATION into Apuron's ability to lead this diocese was already done, and the obvious conclusion is that he CAN'T.
The horrible botching of the response to the sex abuse victims - PARTICULAR DEACON TENORIO'S EMBARRASSINGLY CANNED TESTIMONY with the "monkey boy" fist pumping in the window reflection, may have sped things up. But that is all.
What happens to Apuron, canonically is not our business from here on out. But what happens to Apuron civilly - IS.
Meanwhile, let's enjoy this short classic one more time!
The Puppeteers with their puppet! from Undercover Neo on Vimeo.