Guam’s Catholic Church sued over child sex claims
Four former altar boys have filed lawsuits against the Catholic Church in Guam seeking damages for historic child sex abuse allegedly committed by clerics in the Pacific territory. The fur men lodged separate claims in the Guam Superior Court on November 1, three of which accuse Archbishop Anthony Apuron of molesting them when they were children. Bishop Apuron, who denies any wrongdoing, has stepped aside while he awaits a canonical trial in Rome. The allegations, which emerged earlier this year, date back to the 1970s when he was a parish priest.