Canon lawyer: Evidence likely sufficient for Vatican to decide on (Cardinal) Apuron

Canon lawyer: Evidence likely sufficient for Vatican to decide on (Cardinal) Apuron

By Haidee V Eugenio, Pacific Daily News, April 23, 2017

Minnesota-based canon lawyer and former priest Patrick J. Wall said there appears to be more than sufficient evidence for a Vatican tribunal to come to a decision on Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron’s canonical penal trial, after two accusers provided testimony in March.

“In short, the Roman Pontiff can step in and make a decision since he is the supervisor of Apuron,” said Wall, who since 2002 has advocated for hundreds of clergy abuse survivors.

Pope Francis suspended Apuron in June 2016, weeks after former altar boys came forward and publicly accused the archbishop of  . . .

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  • commented 2017-04-24 10:23:16 -0500
    Does any one really believe that anybody in the Roman Catholic Church is going to punish this man? If he were younger he would likely be promoted to a position in Rome. At worst he will be forced to ‘retire.’