Thursday, November 03, 2016
Sex Abuse Suit Filed Against Guam Archdiocese
As previously reported, in September Guam retroactively eliminated its statute of limitations for civil suits alleging child sexual abuse. In the wake of this, according to AP, a civil lawsuit has now been filed by four former altar boys alleging that decades ago they were molested-- three in the 1970's by Archbishop Anthony Apuron and one in the 1950's by Father Louis Brouillard. The suit names the Archdiocese as well as Apuron and Brouillard as defendants. Archbishop Apuron, who was relieved of his duties by the Vatican in June when charges first surfaced, was replaced Monday by Bishop Michael Jude Byrnes, the auxiliary bishop of Detroit, who has been named coadjutor bishop of the Guam archdiocese.