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A jittery Guam prays for peace

AGANA (SE): People in Guam began organising prayer gatherings and vigils for peace in the light of a threat from the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, to launch a nuclear warhead, which in all probability would be aimed at the tiny unincorporated territory of the United States of America (US), before August 15.
 

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Coadjutor named for troubled Guam

AGANA (CWN): Bishop Michael Byrnes, an auxiliary from Detroit, has been named as coadjutor of Agana in Guam; where Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai has been standing in for Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who has been charged with multiple sex-abuse complaints.

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Move to oust bishop in Guam

VATICAN (CNS):  Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai has asked the Vatican  to remove Archbishop Anthony Apuron from his archdiocese of Agaña in Guam, following his refusal to resign in the face of mounting evidence of sexual abuse.

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Hon, the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese in June, while the local archbishop was under investigation (Sunday Examiner, June 19).

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Archbishop Hon mover and shaker in Guam

HATAGÑA (SE): Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai has shown himself to be a mover and shaker since arriving in the archdiocese of Agaña on June 6 to act as administrator while Archbishop Anthony Apuron is under investigation on sexual abuse charges.

In two short weeks since his arrival, he has done some major reshuffling, introducing new protocol for the transfer of priests and other Church personnel, as well as appointing Father Patrick Castro as a point man for victims of abuse.

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Hong Kong’s Vatican official off to Guam

HONG KONG (SE): The most senior Chinese official in the Holy See, 65-year-old Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai, who is currently the secretary to the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, arrived in Guam on June 8 as the apostolic administrator of the diocese of Agaña.

He will be in charge of the diocese while Archbishop Anthony Apuron is under investigation over charges of sexual abuse.

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