Friday, April 5, 2019

POPE CANS APURON FOR GOOD

Vatican permanently removes Apuron as Guam archbishop, upholds child sex abuse conviction

The Vatican permanently removed Anthony S. Apuron as Guam's archbishop, stripped him of his title as bishop, and banned him from ever returning to the Archdiocese of Agana for sexual abuse of minors.

Rome on Thursday announced that a tribunal upheld the guilty verdict on Apuron, 73.

The Tribunal of Second Instance's decision was made on Feb. 7, 2019, and is considered final.

"This decision represents the definitive conclusion in this case. No further appeals are possible," the Vatican said. CONTINUED

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