Guam Catholic Church seeks to rebuild after Vatican verdict

Pacific Daily News

March 18, 2018

By Haidee V. Eugenio

After a Vatican tribunal convicted Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron and removed him from office, Catholics on Guam said this could be a turning point in the healing process of a church rocked by clergy sex abuse scandal.

“I feel the healing will start. It will be a slow, slow process but it will happen,” Tamuning resident Van Morada said as he and his family were about to attend Sunday Mass at Dulce Nombre De Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagåtña, the mother church on the island.

Morada said regardless of the outcome of Apuron’s canonical trial, he and his family pray for Apuron, his accusers, and the people of Guam.

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