Archbishop of Guam denies molestation allegations

635990825872499730-051716apuron-guamHAGÅTÑA, Guam — Amid calls for the Catholic Church’s spiritual leader in Guam to resign because of allegations of sexual abuse 40 years ago, the archbishop released a video Tuesday in which he denied the allegations.

Roy T. Quintanilla, 52, who now lives in Honolulu, came forward Monday to accuse now-Archbishop Anthony Apuron, 70, of abusing him when he was an altar boy at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Agat, Guam, and Apuron was a parish priest. Quintanilla said Apuron had asked him to stay over at the priest’s house one night and requested that he sleep in Apuron’s bedroom, where he was abused.  Continue reading…

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