Bankrupt archdiocese stops $1,500 monthly financial support to Apuron

Guam Daily Post

June 30, 2020

By Haidee Eugenio Gilbert

Bishop Anthony Apuron, Guam’s former archbishop convicted by a Vatican tribunal in connection with sexual abuse of minors, will no longer receive a $1,500 monthly allowance from the Archdiocese of Agana, the archdiocese announced Tuesday.

Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes’s decision will become effective July 1, according to the archdiocese.

“The monthly honorarium has been, to say the least, very difficult for the victim-survivors of sexual abuse to comprehend,” Father Ron Richards, episcopal vicar of the Archdiocese of Agana, said in a letter to Apuron last week.

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