Guam archdiocese guts a former seminary to raise money for clergy sex abuse settlements

Pacific Daily News

July 28, 2018

By Kevin Tano

A former seminary building was packed with hundreds of shoppers Saturday after the Archdiocese of Agana, which owns the property, announced they were selling everything inside and using part of the proceeds to fund potential settlements for Guam clergy sex abuse victims.

Approximately 350 people were camped outside the former Accion Hotel at 5 a.m. Saturday. That was three hours before the sale even began, Leonard Stohr, deacon for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Yigo, told the Pacific Daily News.

“This is pandemonium, everywhere I look (there’s) people,” Stohr said.

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